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  • emBanking on Freedomem
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    Banking on Freedom

    History professor Shennette Garrett-Scott discussed the period of Black financial innovation between 1888 and 1930 and its impact on U.S. capitalism through the story of the St. Luke Bank…

    427 views
  • emThe Yellow Houseem
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    The Yellow House

    Sarah Broom discussed her National Book Award-winning memoir, The Yellow House. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

    346 views
  • Author Discussion on the Jim Crow Era
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    Author Discussion on the Jim Crow Era

    Authors Wanda Lloyd and David Pilgrim discussed the Jim Crow era in the South. This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.

    96 views
  • emFight the Powerem
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    Fight the Power

    Clarence Taylor, author of Fight the Power, discussed the history of civil rights in New York. This video was provided by the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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  • Isabel Wilkerson Discusses emCasteem
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    Caste

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson explored what she called a hidden caste system in the United States. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

    415 views
  • emThe Zealot and the Emancipatorem
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    The Zealot and the Emancipator

    Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.

    322 views
  • emVanguardem
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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,…

    427 views
  • emShe Came to Slayem
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    She Came to Slay

    Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar chronicled the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library…

    231 views
  • emBegin Againem
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    Begin Again

    Author and Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude applied James Baldwin’s writings on politics and race to navigate the current conversation on race in America. This virtual program…

    46 views
  • 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…

    497 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…

    476 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…

    430 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,…

    1,682 views
  • emRace Manem
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    Race Man

    Elizabethtown College Religious Studies Professor Michael Long and Pamela Horowitz, widow of Julian Bond, shared collected writings by the late civil rights leader. This was a virtual event…

    731 views
  • emThe Sword and the Shieldem
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    The Sword and the Shield

    Historian Peniel Joseph examined the relationship between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. and how they defined the civil rights movement. This was a virtual event hosted by Porter…

    357 views
  • emNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassem
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    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Angela Davis presented a critical edition of Frederick Douglass' memoir, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - An American Slave Written by Himself. Ms. Davis explored the abolitionist’s intellectual life…

    2,814 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.

    1,264 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.

    412 views
  • In Depth with Representative John Lewis
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    In Depth with Representative John Lewis

    Civil rights leader and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) has passed away at 80 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December of 2019. In this program from October of 2013,…

    1,870 views
  • emThe Other Madisonsem
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    The Other Madisons

    Retired pediatrician and geneticist Bettye Kearse investigated her family’s lineage and its oral history that claims they are descendants of James Madison and his slave, Coreen.

    713 views
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