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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.

  • 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…

  • emHidden Figuresem
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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • emThe Revolution Has Comeem
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    The Revolution Has Come

    Professor Robyn Spencer talked about her book The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, in which she provides at history of the Black Panther…

  • emWhat Is Slaveryem
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    What Is Slavery?

    Brenda Stevenson talked about her book, What is Slavery?. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • emBe Free or Dieem
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    Be Free or Die

    Cate Lineberry talked about her book Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero, in which she recalls the life of Robert Smalls, a former slave…

  • emAfrican Americans in Spokaneem
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    African Americans in Spokane

    Jerrelene Williamson, author of African Americans in Spokane, shared the life stories of the black families who arrived in Spokane, Washington, in 1899. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

  • Wil Haygood on emShowdownem
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    Wil Haygood talked about his book Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America, in which he examines the life and career of Justice Thurgood Marshall.…

  • emUnicorn in Captivityem
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    Unicorn in Captivity

    Marian Dornell talked about her book Unicorn in Captivity, a collection of poems that shares the story of Pennsylvania’s enslaved African Americans. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop…

  • emCape Fear Risingem
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    Cape Fear Rising

    Philip Gerard talked about his novel, Cape Fear Rising, about an 1898 insurrection in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the decades following the Civil War, Wilmington became destination for the middle class African…

  • emThe Counter Revolution of 1776em and emRace to Revolutionem
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    The Counter Revolution of 1776 and Race to Revolution

    Gerald Horne talked about his two books, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America and Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during…

  • emIn Defianceem
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    In Defiance

    Susan Stessin Cohn talked about her book, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831. In her book, Ms. Cohn uses the text of runaway slave notices to describe the life…

  • emRemembering the Power of Wordsem
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    Remembering the Power of Words

    Former state senator Avel Gordly talked about her book, Remembering the Power of Words, in which she describes the challenges and struggles she faced growing up as an African American in Portland in the 1950s and…

  • emBlack Gothamem
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    Black Gotham

    Carla Peterson recounts the lives of black elites in New York City in the 19th century. Professor Peterson examines a community of black New Yorkers, which included her ancestors, prior to the…

  • emThe Great War and the Culture of the New Negroem
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    The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

    Mark Whalan talked about his book The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro, in which he examines the culture and lives of African Americans during World War I. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • Karl Jacoby Discusses emThe Strange Career of William Ellisem
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    The Strange Career of William Ellis

    Karl Jacoby talked about his book, The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. He spoke at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival.

  • Authors Discuss Slavery
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    Panel Discussion on Slavery

    Sharla Fett, author of Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade; Benjamin Madley, author of An American Genocide: The…

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