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  • emGlory in their Spiritem
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    Glory in their Spirit

    Former Army transportation specialist Sandra Bolzenius talked about her book, Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army During World War II, in which she recalled the…

    355 views
  • emThe Tubman Commandem
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    The Tubman Command

    Elizabeth Cobbs talked about her book, The Tubman Command: A Novel, in which she recounted Harriet Tubman’s service as a nurse, spy, and cook, for the Union Army during the Civil War.

    464 views
  • Printers Row Lit Fest
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    Trailblazer

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam, who in 1961 became the first Washington Post African-American reporter, talked about the hurdles she overcame during her career.

    248 views
  • emGirl in Black and Whiteem
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    Girl in Black and White

    Jessie Morgan-Owens talked about her book, Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement, in which she recounted the life of Mary Mildred Williams, a seven-year…

    484 views
  • Slavery Discussion with AnnaLisa Cox Scott Heerman Larry Curry and Steven Cole
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    Slavery Discussion with Anna-Lisa Cox, Scott Heerman, Larry Curry, and Steven Cole

    Anna-Lisa Cox (The Bone and Sinew of the Land) and M. Scott Heerman (The Alchemy of Slavery) talked about black pioneers and slavery in Illinois.

    594 views
  • 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…

    495 views
  • emA Time of Terrorem
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    A Time of Terror

    During the summer of 1930, civil rights activist James Cameron (1914-2006) survived a lynching attempt at the age of 16 in Grant County, Indiana. Later in life, he founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee.…

    94 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…

    450 views
  • emTrailblazerem
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    Trailblazer

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

    256 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…

    535 views
  • emWe Want to Do More Than Surviveem
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    We Want to Do More Than Survive

    University of Georgia Professor Bettina Love talked about book, We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, in which she shared her thoughts on how…

    632 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…

    174 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…

    130 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.

    534 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.

    770 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…

    1,183 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.

    502 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…

    1,823 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.

    1,085 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,…

    1,429 views
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