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  • 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…

    299 views
  • emTrailblazerem
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    Trailblazer

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

    195 views
  • 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…

    132 views
  • 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…

    311 views
  • 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…

    108 views
  • 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of Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X with a focus on the late author’s corrections and notes, as well as an unpublished chapter.

    476 views
  • 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…

    441 views
  • emA Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thingem
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    A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing

    University of Kentucky Professor DaMaris Hill chronicled the lives of African-American women in social and political movements, from Harriet Tubman to today.

    718 views
  • 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…

    1,160 views
  • Discussion on James Baldwins emIf Beale Street Could Talkem
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    Discussion on James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk

    Actress Ebony Obsidian, Princeton University Professor Imani Perry, and novelist Jacqueline Woodson talked about the importance of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk.

    457 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…

    1,731 views
  • emGeorge Washington Carverem
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    George Washington Carver

    Christina Vella talked about her book George Washington Carver, in which she recalls the life of the African-American botanist and inventor.

    1,064 views
  • emAndrew Johnsonem
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    Andrew Johnson

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed presents a biography of the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson (1865-1869). A Southern Democrat who remained aligned with the Union,…

    1,401 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.

    171 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…

    501 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.

    346 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.

    268 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…

    567 views
  • emLighting the Fires of Freedomem
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    Lighting the Fires of Freedom

    Janet Dewart Bell provided a history of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement.

    418 views
  • emBeyond the Ropeem
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    Beyond the Rope

    In Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory, author Karlos Hill examines the history of lynching in America, and how the response of African Americans evolved over time.…

    337 views
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