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  • Reel America emThe Negro Soldierem
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    The Negro Soldier

    This 1944 documentary was intended to encourage African Americans to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. The film traces the history of African American contributions to society…

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  • emWandering in Strange Landsem
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    Wandering in Strange Lands

    Author and journalist Morgan Jerkins looked at her family history through the lens of the Great Migration, when 6 million black Americans left the South from 1916 to 1970. This was a…

    351 views
  • 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…

    1,525 views
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    Vanguard

    Johns Hopkins University history professor Martha Jones explored the efforts by Black women to win their right to vote. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge,…

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  • Lincolns Views on Slavery and the 13th Amendment
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    Lincoln's Views on Slavery and the 13th Amendment

    Daniel Crofts talked about his book, Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union. In his book, he describes how in 1861, Lincoln…

    1,291 views
  • Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee
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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…

    771 views
  • emThe Condemnation of Blacknessem
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    The Condemnation of Blackness

    Harvard Kennedy School professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad looked at how race became linked to criminality in post-Civil War America. This was a virtual event hosted by the Gilder Lehrman…

    434 views
  • Black Migration and National Park Service
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    Black Migration and National Park Service

    Officials from the National Park Service and preservation organizations talked about how historically black sites help to tell the story of African American migration. They also argued for…

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  • Life and Career of Shirley Chisholm
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    Life and Career of Shirley Chisholm

    Former Congresswoman Chisholm talked about her career as a politician, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and a fighter for civil rights. She was a candidate for the Democratic…

    2,151 views
  • emThe Broken Heart of Americaem
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    The Broken Heart of America

    Harvard University African American studies professor Walter Johnson looked at race and class issues in America through the history of St. Louis. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard…

    295 views
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Wellesley College Professor Brenna Greer debunked some of the myths about Rosa Parks and the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott. She addressed that Parks was not the first African American…

    730 views
  • Female Slaves and the Law
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    Female Slaves and the Law

    Professor Martha Jones talked about the mid-19th century court case of Celia, a female slave who killed her master after repeated sexual assaults. Topcis included what options Celia may have had,…

    3,632 views
  • emThe American Revolution of 63em Part 3
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    The American Revolution of '63, Part 3

    Less than one week after the August 28, 1963, March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech, NBC News broadcast a three-hour program on the status of the civil rights…

    141 views
  • emThe American Revolution of 63em Part 2
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    The American Revolution of '63, Part 2

    On September 2, 1963, NBC News broadcast a three-hour program on the status of the civil rights movement. Reporting from 75 locations throughout the United States, it includes appearances…

    144 views
  • emThe American Revolution of 63em Part 1
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    The American Revolution of '63, Part 1

    On September 2, 1963, NBC News broadcast a three-hour program on the status of the civil rights movement. Reporting from 75 locations throughout the United States, the broadcast is…

    406 views
  • Washington Journal Hasan Kwame Jeffries Discusses the 2020 March on Washington  Racial Unrest
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    Hasan Kwame Jeffries on the 2020 March on Washington and Racial Unrest

    Ohio State University history professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries discussed yesterday’s March on Washington and racial unrest.

    524 views
  • Legacies of Racial Violence
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    Legacies of Racial Violence

    Geoff Ward talked about the legacies of racial violence in America, particularly during the Jim Crow era. He is a professor of African and African American Studies at Washington University…

    104 views
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    African American viewers expressed their thoughts on the state of civil rights in the U.S. This topic came amid the previous-day “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” rally and march. The event was held at the…

    1,875 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…

    863 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    African American viewers expressed their thoughts on the state of civil rights in the U.S. This topic came amid the previous-day “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” rally and march. The event was held at the…

    797 views
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