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  • 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.…

  • emThe Black Power Mixtape 19671975em
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    The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P.…

  • emBound to the Fireem
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    Bound to the Fire

    Food has always played an important role in American culture. Author Kelley Fanto Deetz talked about her book Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, in which she…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Jeffrey Stewart and MaryLouise Patterson Discuss Harlem Renaissance Writers
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    Great Minds of the Harlem Renaissance

    Jeffrey Stewart and MaryLouise Patterson talked about Harlem Renaissance writers Alain Locke and Langston Hughes.

  • 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…

  • emOn Slaverys Borderem
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    On Slavery's Border

    Diane Mutti talked about her book, On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865, about slavery that existed along the Missouri River, and explored slave and owner relationships…

  • emSolomon Northupem
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    Solomon Northup

    In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free-born African American, was kidnapped and sold into slavery until his rescue. Historian David Fiske chronicled Solomon’s life in Saratoga Springs before his kidnapping and the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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