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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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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

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    The President's Kitchen Cabinet

    Adrian Miller talked about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, in which he…

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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…

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    The Underground Railroad

    Colson Whitehead talked about his novel, The Underground Railroad, that re-imagines the Underground Railroad. His book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He spoke at the 33rd annual…

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    Truevine

    Beth Macy talked about her book, Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Question: A True Story of the Jim Crow South. In 1899, George and Willie Muse were taken form their home and sold into the circus. For the next…

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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.

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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…

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    The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

    Daina Ramey Berry talked about her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, in which she examines the economic…

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    Open Phones with Ibram Kendi

    Ibram Kendi talked about his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He also responded to viewer comments and questions on race in America. He…

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    Panel Discussion on Slavery in America

    Panelists talked about slavery in America. Panelists included Ibram Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America; Andres Resendez, author…

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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, in which she recalls a…

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    The Original Black Elite

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era, in which she recalls the rise and fall of America’s black elite,…

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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…

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    Blood at the Root

    Patrick Phillips talked about his book Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, in which he recalls the murder of a young girl in Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912 and the…

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    We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at NASA.…

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    James Baldwin

    Jules Farber talked about his book, James Baldwin: Escape from America, Exile in Provence, on James Baldwin’s life and writing career as an expat in France from 1970 until his death in 1987. He…

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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…

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    Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania

    Cooper Wingert talked about his book Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania, in which he looks at the struggles between slavery and abolition in the state. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Interview with Carol Anderson

    Professor Carol Anderson talked about her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, in which she argues that throughout history black progress has been met by “white rage.”…

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