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    In Depth with Harriet Washington

    Science writer and author Harriet Washington talked about the history of the use and misuse of science and medicine in the United States. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Medical…

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    Hattiesburg

    University of North Carolina history Professor William Sturkey provided a history of the Jim Crow South through the lives of Black Americans who lived in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This was…

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    Conversations with Cornel West

    Philosophy professor Teodros Kiros looked at the life and work of author Cornel West. This virtual program was hosted by the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    Surviving the White Gaze

    Cultural critic Rebecca Carroll talked about her challenges with racial identity and racism. This virtual program was hosted by the Center for Brooklyn History in New York City.

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    1620 - A Critical Response to the 1619 Project

    National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood critiqued the 1619 Project. This virtual event was hosted by the National Association of Scholars in New York City.

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    The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

    Jeanne Theoharis, political science professor at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, talked about her book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she recounts the late…

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    Driving While Black

    Historian Gretchen Sorin looked at how the introduction of the automobile impacted the lives of African Americans, providing a new freedom that was supported by black-owned businesses and…

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    The Three Mothers

    Anna Malaika Tubbs explored the impact that the mothers of James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X had on their sons. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History…

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    The Last Negroes at Harvard

    Ken Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth looked back at the journeys of 18 black men who were admitted into Harvard in 1959 during the civil rights movement.

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    Ida B. the Queen

    Michelle Duster recalled the life of late 19th century journalist, suffragist, and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. This was a virtual event hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San…

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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…

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    We Still Here

    Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill offered his thoughts on the conditions that have led to the current social movements in America. This virtual program was sponsored by Uncle…

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    Black Prophetic Fire

    Cornel West talked about the book Black Prophetic Fire, which he co-wrote with Christa Buschendorf. In the book, he profiles African American leaders Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois,…

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    The Dead Are Arising

    Tamara Payne recounted the life of Malcolm X from her National Book Award-winning biography, The Dead Are Arising. This was a virtual event hosted by the Miami Book Fair.

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    South to Freedom

    Historian Alice Baumgartner recalled the lives of slaves who escaped the South for Mexico. This was a virtual event hosted by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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