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  • 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…

    241 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.

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  • 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…

    1,142 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.

    421 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…

    1,621 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.

    1,033 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,…

    1,363 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.

    160 views
  • emNever Caughtem
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    Never Caught

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar recounted the life of Ona Judge, a slave owned by George and Martha Washington, whose escape initiated a manhunt ordered by the first President. Catherine Kerrison, explored the…

    464 views
  • emBallots and Bulletsem
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    Ballots and Bullets

    James Robenalt chronicled the unrest between police and black nationalists in Cleveland in 1968.

    343 views
  • emNursing Civil Rightsem
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    Nursing Civil Rights

    Spelman College history professor Charissa Threat looked at the different struggles that African American women and white men faced in breaking into the Army Nurse Corps.

    261 views
  • Anne Spencer House and Garden
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    Anne Spencer House and Garden

    Anne Spencer was a poet during the Harlem Renaissance period. Her granddaughter, Shaun Spencer-Hester, gave a tour of her grandmother’s home and told the story of how Anne Spencer brought the Harlem…

    535 views
  • emLighting the Fires of Freedomem
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    Lighting the Fires of Freedom

    Janet Dewart Bell provided a history of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement.

    408 views
  • emBeyond the Ropeem
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    Beyond the Rope

    In Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory, author Karlos Hill examines the history of lynching in America, and how the response of African Americans evolved over time.…

    332 views
  • emBlack Texansem
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    Black Texans

    In Black Texans: A History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995, author Alwyn Barr shared the history of Africans Americans in Texas. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

    174 views
  • emMayor Harold Washingtonem
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    Mayor Harold Washington

    History professor Roger Biles recounted the political career of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American mayor.

    310 views
  • In Their Shoes Exhibit
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    "In Their Shoes" Exhibit

    Special Collections Senior Archivist Mary Saffell of Texas Christian University shared items from the “In Their Shoes Exhibit” that tell the story of journalist and author Grace Halsell. She is known for her…

    117 views
  • emThe Slaves Gambleem
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    The Slave's Gamble

    In The Slave’s Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812, author Gene Smith shared the stories of several African Americans and their decision to fight for or against the United States during the War of…

    187 views
  • Ella Reid Collection at the Tyler Public Library
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    Ella Reid Collection at the Tyler Public Library

    Librarian Connie Greer highlighted items from the Ella Reed Collection that tell the story of Tyler Texas' first African American Public Library. The collection is held at the Tyler Public Library.…

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  • Author Discussion on the Legacy of Slavery in the US
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    Author Discussion on the Legacy of Slavery in the U.S.

    A discussion on the legacy of slavery in the United States from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts, Denmark Vesey’s Garden:…

    700 views
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