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  • Green Book Travel Guide for African Americans
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    Green Book Travel Guide for African Americans

    University of Delaware Professor Tiffany Gill talked about the Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans produced during the Jim Crow era. First published in the 1930s, the books…

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  • 400th Anniversary of Forced African Migration
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    400th Anniversary of Forced African Migration

    In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the beginning of forced migration of Africans to North America, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted a panel discussion…

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  • emBlack Fortunesem
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    Black Fortunes

    Shomari Wills recalled the lives of six black entrepreneurs who achieved their wealth during the 19th and 20th centuries. Self-taught chemist Annie Tumbo-Malone, creator of the first…

    234 views
  • emA Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thingem
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    A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing

    University of Kentucky Professor DaMaris Hill chronicled the lives of African-American women in social and political movements, from Harriet Tubman to today.

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  • Representative Barbara Lee Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address, Representative Barbara Lee (CA) talked about a variety of issues and topics, including African-American History Month.

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  • Black Soldiers in France and Jim Crow America
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    Black Soldiers in France and Jim Crow America

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith examined how African Americans endured military service during World War I while simultaneously battling the racism of Jim Crow America. She argued that the…

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  • Commemorating African American Soldiers
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    Commemorating African American Soldiers

    Representatives of the National Park Service and preservation foundations discussed how African American soldiers are commemorated in public spaces. This was part of the annual meeting of…

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  • emInvisibleem
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    Invisible

    Yale University law professor Stephen Carter recalled the life of his grandmother, Eunice Hunton Carter, an attorney who was a member of legal teams in the 1930s and '40s responsible for…

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  • Discussion on James Baldwins emIf Beale Street Could Talkem
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    Discussion on James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk

    Actress Ebony Obsidian, Princeton University Professor Imani Perry, and novelist Jacqueline Woodson talked about the importance of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk.

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  • Voting Rights March in Selma
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    Voting Rights March in Selma

    In March of 1965, civil rights activists and religious leaders marched from Selma to Montgomery to demand African Americans be given the right to vote. National Park Service Guide April Baldwin visited…

    586 views
  • emFrederick Douglassem
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    Frederick Douglass

    Yale University history professor David Blight recalled the life of public intellectual and orator, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). He was joined in conversation by Eddie Glaude, chair of…

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  • emGeorge Washington Carverem
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    George Washington Carver

    Christina Vella talked about her book George Washington Carver, in which she recalls the life of the African-American botanist and inventor.

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  • emAndrew Johnsonem
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    Andrew Johnson

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed presents a biography of the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson (1865-1869). A Southern Democrat who remained aligned with the Union,…

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  • Robert Miller House
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    Robert Miller House

    The Robert Miller House is one of the few structures in Lawrence that survived Quantrill’s Raid in 1863. The Miller’s were abolitionists who moved to Kansas prior to the Civil War and offered their home as a…

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  • Robert E Lee High School Race and Segregation in Tyler Texas
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    Robert E. Lee High School, Race, and Segregation in Tyler, Texas

    Lee Hancock shared the history of segregation in Tyler, Texas', Robert E. Lee High School, and desegregation. She provided insight into the role the city played in shaping the statewide and national fight…

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  • Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary
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    Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary

    Six Tuskegee Airmen appeared on stage at the National Archives to mark the 75th anniversary of their first deployment in 1943. The World War II veterans talked about their combat…

    321 views
  • Civil Rights Movement
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    Civil Rights Movement

    Professors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch counter “sit-in” protests.

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  • African American Soldiers During World War I
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    African American Soldiers During World War I

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith talked about African American involvment in World War I. She spoke about how their military service exposed the racial tensions of the time. This interview…

    846 views
  • Lincoln Antietam and Emancipation
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    Lincoln, Antietam and Emancipation

    Professor William Harris talked about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War Battle of Antietam, and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.

    886 views
  • African Americans During Reconstruction
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    African Americans During Reconstruction

    Brandeis University Professor Abigail Cooper taught a class on African Americans during the Reconstruction era, looking at how former slaves strove for economic rights and full citizenship,…

    958 views
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