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    Former Slaves of Cherokee Indians

    Darnella Davis talked about former African slaves of the Cherokee Nation known as Cherokee Freedmen. She explained how the Indians were forced to absorb the freedmen after the Civil War, were forcibly…

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    The Three Mothers

    Anna Malaika Tubbs explored the impact that the mothers of James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X had on their sons. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History…

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    Lynching in the Early 20th Century

    Alex Tresniowski talked about his book, The Rope: A True Story of  Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP. He looked back at an Asbury Park, New Jersey, murder case against an African…

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    In Depth with Harriet Washington

    Science writer and author Harriet Washington talked about the history of the use and misuse of science and medicine in the United States. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Medical…

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    African American Soldiers and World War II

    During World War II, over one million African Americans served in the armed forces. Washington Post writer DeNeen Brown and education consultant Lynn Williams discussed the challenges these soldiers…

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    Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee

    Howard Lee was the first African-American elected mayor in a majority-white southern city. Mr. Lee talked about serving as Chapel Hill’s mayor from 1969 to 1975 and explained the challenges he faced during…

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    Slavery at Presidential Plantations

    Historians and university leaders discussed free speech and academic freedom on college campuses, and the responsibility of administrators, faculty and students when sharing ideas. They…

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    1619 - First Africans in Virginia

    Ric Murphy talked about his book Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia, which profiles the “20 and odd” Africans who arrived in the Jamestown colony in 1619. This group included…

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    Hattiesburg

    University of North Carolina history Professor William Sturkey provided a history of the Jim Crow South through the lives of Black Americans who lived in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This was…

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    W.E.B. Du Bois and Anna Julia Cooper

    University of Mary Washington Professor Kristin Marsh discussed the scholarly contributions of civil rights activists W.E.B. Du Bois and Anna Julia Cooper, which she says were often marginalized.…

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    James Sharp Oral History Interview

    The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, and ended with an armistice agreement about three years later in July 1953. Korean War veteran James Sharp talked about his experience as one of the…

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    Conversations with Cornel West

    Philosophy professor Teodros Kiros looked at the life and work of author Cornel West. This virtual program was hosted by the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    Interpreting African American History

    Richard Josey was an interpreter of African American history at Colonial Williamsburg, portraying several characters, including a runaway slave named Peter. He discussed why it is important to…

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    Eugene Bullard, Black American Expatriate and French War Hero

    University of Georgia professor John Morrow, Jr. recounted the life story of Eugene Bullard. Bullard grew up in Georgia but, dissatisfied with the prospects for Black Americans in the Jim Crow…

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    Sojourner Truth's Life and Legacy

    University of Mary Washington history Professor Claudine Ferrell discussed the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth, an enslaved woman who self-emancipated in 1826 and became a speaker on abolition…

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    Interpreting Slavery at Colonial Williamsburg

    Former Colonial Williamsburg interpreters talked about bringing African-American stories to life, and about how they felt compelled to tell their ancestors' stories appropriately. Panelists…

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    Playwright August Wilson and Fences

    Tulane University professor John “Ray” Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences.

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    Post-Civil Rights Era Music

    Flagler College Professor Michael Butler taught a class about music in the post-civil rights era, highlighting artists such as James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and George Clinton. He described how…

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    Surviving the White Gaze

    Cultural critic Rebecca Carroll talked about her challenges with racial identity and racism. This virtual program was hosted by the Center for Brooklyn History in New York City.

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    1620 - A Critical Response to the 1619 Project

    National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood critiqued the 1619 Project. This virtual event was hosted by the National Association of Scholars in New York City.

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