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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…

    664 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.

    121 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…

    802 views
  • 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…

    793 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.

    846 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,…

    681 views
  • US Colored Troops and Desertion
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    U.S. Colored Troops and Desertion

    New York Historical Society & New School post-doctoral fellow Jonathan Lande talks about desertion among U.S. Colored Troops. His remarks are part of the annual summer conference hosted by…

    590 views
  • African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

    716 views
  • African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott discussed the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

    925 views
  • Slavery and Reconstruction in the West
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    Slavery and Reconstruction in the West

    University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War.…

    529 views
  • African Americans Remember Lincoln
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    African Americans Remember Lincoln

    Historian Kate Masur discussed They Knew Lincoln, a book written by John Washington and first published in 1942. It tells the stories of African Americans who knew and worked for President…

    364 views
  • PreCivil War AntiSlavery Movement
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    Pre-Civil War Anti-Slavery Movement

    Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Matt Harris taught a class about the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. He described some of the leaders of the movement including William Lloyd…

    614 views
  • emNever Caughtem
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    Never Caught

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar recounted the life of Ona Judge, a slave owned by George and Martha Washington, whose escape initiated a manhunt ordered by the first President. Catherine Kerrison, explored the…

    376 views
  • emBallots and Bulletsem
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    Ballots and Bullets

    James Robenalt chronicled the unrest between police and black nationalists in Cleveland in 1968.

    322 views
  • Former Representative Eva Clayton Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Eva Clayton Oral History Interview

    Eva Clayton served as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1992 to 2003. She was the first African-American woman to represent North Carolina in Congress. Ms. Clayton talked…

    143 views
  • Slavery at Thomas Jeffersons Monticello
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    Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Christa Dierksheide, Gardiner Hallock, and Steve Light showed some of the renovations taking place to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was renovating the south wing of…

    2,787 views
  • emNursing Civil Rightsem
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    Nursing Civil Rights

    Spelman College history professor Charissa Threat looked at the different struggles that African American women and white men faced in breaking into the Army Nurse Corps.

    247 views
  • Saving Slave Houses Project
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    Saving Slave Houses Project

    Preservationist Jobie Hill gave a tour of the Brandon Plantation in southern Virginia and talked about her Saving Slave Houses project and the work of Trimble Inc. to create laser scans of…

    1,702 views
  • Anne Spencer House and Garden
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    Anne Spencer House and Garden

    Anne Spencer was a poet during the Harlem Renaissance period. Her granddaughter, Shaun Spencer-Hester, gave a tour of her grandmother’s home and told the story of how Anne Spencer brought the Harlem…

    498 views
  • African Americans and Eugenics
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    African Americans and Eugenics

    Johns Hopkins Ph.D. candidate Ayah Nurridin talked about the history of history African Americans and eugenics in this interview recorded at the American Historical Association annual…

    1,476 views
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