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  • emThe Dawn of Detroitem
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    The Dawn of Detroit

    Professor Tiya Miles talked about her book The Dawn of Detroit, in which she examines the role that slavery played in the early history of Detroit.

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  • emOn Slaverys Borderem
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    On Slavery's Border

    Diane Mutti talked about her book, On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865, about slavery that existed along the Missouri River, and explored slave and owner relationships…

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  • Black Women and the Suffrage Movement
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    Black Women and the Suffrage Movement

    Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall talked about the struggle of black women to obtain voting rights and compared this with the experiences of white suffragists and black men. This program was part of a…

    384 views
  • 1940s Black Voter Suppression
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    1940s Black Voter Suppression

    Professor Tracy Campbell talked about the 1942 Soldier Voting Act which provided absentee voting for soldiers fighting in World War II. Professor Campbell looked at states that opposed the…

    326 views
  • Race Suffrage and the 15th Amendment
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    Race, Suffrage, and the 15th Amendment

    Professor Michael Klarman talked about what he sees as the flaws of the 15th Amendment and the exploitation and suppression of African American voters by both the Republican and Democratic Parties.…

    179 views
  • Green Hill Plantation
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    Green Hill Plantation

    Saving Slave Houses project founder Jobie Hill visited the former Green Hill plantation with a team of preservationists and 3D scanning technicians to document several existing structures…

    350 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…

    876 views
  • Myrtilla Miners School for African American Girls
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    Myrtilla Miner's School for African American Girls

    Kimberly Bender talked about the impact and legacy of abolitionist Myrtilla Miner’s school for formerly enslaved African American girls. Ms. Miner, a white woman from New York, moved to the…

    231 views
  • emStorming the Heavensem and emThe Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Pressem
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    Storming the Heavens and The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press

    Professor Gerald Horne talked about two books on the history of the African American struggle for civil rights. In Storming the Heavens, he describes the early efforts by African Americans…

    310 views
  • Little Rock Arkansas After 1959
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, After 1959

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents discussed changes in the city after schools reopened in 1959. Speakers included two of the African American students known as the “Little Rock Nine.” In…

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  • US Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards
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    U.S. Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards

    Kelly Mezurek talked about the Union’s decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She described the impact on Southern morale, particularly when Confederates were under African American…

    472 views
  • Little Rock Arkansas Before 1957
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, Before 1957

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents talked about the city and race relations in the years leading up to the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High School. On September 25, 1957, President…

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    Little Rock, Arkansas, 1958-59

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents looked back to 1958 and 1959, sometimes called the “lost year,” when the Arkansas governor closed the public schools to block desegregation.

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    Hidden Figures

    Margot Lee Shetterly talked about her book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. She spoke at the 17th…

    1,255 views
  • Reel America emNine From Little Rockem 1964
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    1964 Film Nine From Little Rock

    This 1964 U.S. Information Agency film about the first African-American students to attend an all-white Arkansas high school in 1957 won an academy award in 1965 for Documentary Short…

    3,001 views
  • Bill Clinton Says Legacy of Little Rock Nine Must Be Defended
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    60th Anniversary of Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Little Rock Central High School held a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of the Arkansas school. Speakers included former President Bill Clinton, Governor Asa…

    636 views
  • emThe Blood of Emmett Tillem
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    The Blood of Emmett Till

    Timothy Tyson talked about his book The Blood of Emmett Till, in which he recalls the life and death of Emmett Till, a fourteen-year old African-American, who was tortured and killed in…

    1,051 views
  • emNever Caughtem
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    Never Caught

    Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, in which she recounts the life of Ona Judge, a…

    1,891 views
  • African American Life in Philadelphia
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    African American Life in Philadelphia

    Judith Giesberg talked about what life was like for African Americans in Philadelphia during and after the Civil War. She described how many former slaves took out newspaper ads to find…

    277 views
  • emTurn Away Thy Sonem
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    Turn Away Thy Son

    Betsy Jacoway talked about her book, Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis that Shocked a Nation, published by Free Press. Ms. Jacoway, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, recounted the integration…

    292 views
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