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    Blood at the Root

    Patrick Phillips talked about his book Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, in which he recalls the murder of a young girl in Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912 and the…

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    James Baldwin

    Jules Farber talked about his book, James Baldwin: Escape from America, Exile in Provence, on James Baldwin’s life and writing career as an expat in France from 1970 until his death in 1987. He…

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    Interview with Carol Anderson

    Professor Carol Anderson talked about her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, in which she argues that throughout history black progress has been met by “white rage.”…

    429 views
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    Slaves of the State

    Dennis Childs talked about his book Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary, in which he argues that some southern states exploited a clause in the 13th amendment…

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    White Rage

    Professor Carol Anderson talked about her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, in which she chronicles when in history black progress has been met by what she calls “white…

    2,345 views
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    Truevine

    Beth Macy talked about her book, Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest - A True Story of the Jim Crow South. She spoke at the 28th annual Southern Festival of Books in…

    567 views
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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, in which she recalls a…

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    The Underground Railroad

    Colson Whitehead talked about his novel, The Underground Railroad, that re-imagines the Underground Railroad. He spoke at the 33rd annual Miami Book Fair on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade…

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    My Father and Atticus Finch

    Joseph Beck talked about his book, My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama. He spoke at the 28th annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.

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    The Black Calhouns

    Gail Lumet Buckley talked about her book The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family, in which she examines American history through the lens of her…

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    Race and Renaissance

    Joe Trotter talked about his book, Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II, about the lives and contributions of Pittsburgh African Americans since World War II, including…

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    Open Phones with Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, Representative Lewis' digital director and policy adviser, talked about their book, March: Book Three, and responded viewer comments and…

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    Strong Inside and Making the Unequal Metropolis

    Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, and Ansley Erickson, author of Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation…

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    In Depth with Gerald Horne

    Author Gerald Horne talked about his life and career and responded to viewer comments and questions. His most recent book is Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary. Gerald Horne is the…

    1,463 views
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    Marcus Books

    Blanche Richardson talked about Marcus Books, the oldest independent African-American bookstore in the country. She shared the store’s history and its importance to the community as a source of information…

    216 views
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    Vivian G. Harsh Collection

    Beverly Cook and Beth Loch gave a tour of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, the largest African-American history and literature collection in the Midwest. The collection is housed at the…

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Special Collections

    Elizabeth Burgess showed selections from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s special collections, including letters and books relating to Ms. Stowe’s anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. C-SPAN’s…

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    Langston Hughes Collection

    Stacie Brisker gave a tour of the Cleveland Public Library’s Langston Hughes Collection and spoke about life of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes and his connections to Cleveland, Ohio.…

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    Paul Robeson and Confronting Black Jacobins

    Gerald Horne discusses Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary, his biography of actor, singer, and activist, Paul Robeson. He also spoke about his book Confronting Black Jacobins: The…

    830 views
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    Making Freedom

    Richard Blackett talked about his book, Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery. He was interviewed at the Black Cultural Center of Vanderbilt University. C-SPAN’s Local…

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