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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…

  • emForce and Freedomem
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    Force and Freedom

    Wellesley College Africana Studies Professor Kellie Carter Jackson provided a history of the use of violence by black abolitionists. She was joined in conversation by New York University…

  • Author Discussion on Biography
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    Author Discussion on Biography

    Four authors talked about biography and their books on the lives of legendary African Americans. The participants were David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Jeffrey Stewart, The…

  • Early 1800s Abolition and ProSlavery Movements
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    Early 1800s Abolition and Pro-Slavery Movements

    University of Alabama Professor Joshua Rothman taught a class on abolition and pro-slavery movements in the early 1800s. He highlighted the way that both sides used printing presses and…

  • emTrailblazerem
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    Dorothy Gilliam, the first black female reporter for the Washington Post, discussed her life and journalism career.

  • African American Museum of Iowa
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    African American Museum of Iowa

    Built in 2003, the African American Museum of Iowa was established to teach and preserve the African American history of Iowa. Curator Felicite Wolfe highlighted the museum’s “Driven By Hope” exhibit and…

  • 1960s and 70s African American Art
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    1960s and 70s African American Art

    Randolph-Macon College Professor Evie Terrono taught a class about African American art in the 1960s and 1970s. She highlighted how artists of the period created works reflecting on racism and the…

  • Raymond Arsenault and David Blight on Biographies of Great Leaders
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    Raymond Arsenault and David Blight on Biographies of Great Leaders

    Biographers Raymond Arsenault (Arthur Ashe: A Life) and David Blight (Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom) talked about their autobiographies of two famous African-American…

  • Lonnie Bunch on Public History and Leadership
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    Lonnie Bunch on Public History and Leadership

    Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discussed leadership and public history with Jason Grumet of the Bipartisan Policy…

  • Washington Journal William Darity Discusses Reparations and Campaign 2020
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    William Darity on Reparations and Campaign 2020

    Duke University professor William Darity talked about reparations and the role they could play in the 2020 presidential campaign. He spoke via video link from Durham, North Carolina.

  • Ida B Wells
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    Ida B. Wells

    Smith College Africana Studies Professor Paula Giddings talked about anti-lynching activist and civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells. She discussed Wells' career as a journalist and newspaper…

  • emAnd It Begins Like Thisem
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    And It Begins Like This

    Author LaTanya McQueen explored America’s racial history in her book, And It Begins Like This, a collection of essays about her family’s experiences. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop…

  • Alex Haleys emThe Autobiography of Malcolm Xem
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    Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    A panel of scholars discussed the manuscript of Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X with a focus on the late author’s corrections and notes, as well as an unpublished chapter.

  • Education Reform in 1960s Chicago
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    Education Reform in 1960s Chicago

    Elizabeth Todd-Breland talked about her book, A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s. She described the overcrowding in African American…

  • Pasadena Black History Celebrations
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    Pasadena Black History Celebrations

    Kenny James, supervisor for the City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation, talked about the city’s Black History Celebrations held annually since 1982. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made…

  • Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox
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    Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

    Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local…

  • Attorney General Barr Pledges to Protect Voting Rights In First Address
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    Attorney General Barr Remarks at the Justice Department

    New Attorney General William Barr spoke at an African American History Month event at the Justice Department. He pledged to protect voting rights during his second tenure at the law…

  • President Trump Speaks at African American History Month Reception
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    White House African American History Month Reception

    President Trump addressed attendees at an East Room reception for African American History Month.

  • 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon
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    93rd Annual Black History Luncheon

    2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the forced migration of Africans to the Virginia Colony in 1619. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted their 93rd…

  • 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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