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    Black Panther Party

    Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames talked about their book, Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers. They spoke with Byron Hurt about the legacy and impact of the organization…

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    Truevine

    Beth Macy talked about her book, Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest - A True Story of the Jim Crow South. She spoke at the 28th annual Southern Festival of Books in…

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    Representative Keith Ellison on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) was interviewed in Statuary Hall about the…

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    Congressional Delegate Stacey Plaskett on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would open September 24, 2016, on the National Mall. Congressional Delagate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) was interviewed in Statuary Hall…

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    Syphax Descendants Interviews

    Craig Syphax and Stephen Hammond, descendants of the Syphax family, talked about their ancestors who were slaves at Arlington House before the Civil War.

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    16th St. Baptist Church

    The Reverend Arthur Price talked about the history of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He focused on activities of the civil rights movement and the Sunday, September 15, 1963, bombing of the church that…

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    St. Louis' Old Courthouse and the Dred Scott Case

    National Park Service Historian Bob Moore visited St. Louis’s Old Courthouse, including the courtroom where Dred and Harriet Scott were eventually granted their freedom, and talked about the Dred Scott…

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    Old Slave Mart

    Nichole Green talked about the old Charleston slave mart, which was one of the largest slave trading and selling hubs in the Confederacy. She spoke in the Old Slave Mart Museum, at the site of the the only…

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    Monocacy Battlefield Slave Quarters

    Joy Beasley gave a tour as she described the recent efforts to excavate a 200 year-old slave quarters on the Monocacy National Battlefield. The discovery in 2003 took place on the National…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening

    American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Speakers included President Obama and the…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Architect Interviews

    Key members of the design team responsible for the look and feel of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture spoke about their process. Interviewees…

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    "From Slavery to Freedom" Exhibit

    Samuel Black gave a tour of the “From Slavery to Freedom” exhibit at the Heinz History Center and talked about Pittsburgh’s role in African American history. He explained that the exhibit takes visitors from…

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    The Underground Railroad

    Colson Whitehead talked about his novel, The Underground Railroad, that re-imagines the Underground Railroad. He spoke at the 33rd annual Miami Book Fair on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade…

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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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    Race and Renaissance

    Joe Trotter talked about his book, Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II, about the lives and contributions of Pittsburgh African Americans since World War II, including…

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    Open Phones with Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, Representative Lewis' digital director and policy adviser, talked about their book, March: Book Three, and responded viewer comments and…

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    Slave and Revolutionary War Spy James Lafayette

    Katherine Egner Gruber talked about slave and Revolutionary War spy James Lafayette. Working for French General Marquis de Lafayette, enslaved volunteer James Lafayette posed as an escaped…

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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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    Pettengill Collection

    Barbara Meyn talked about abolitionists Moses and Lucy Pettengill, who moved to Peoria, Illinois, in 1834 and started several business and a church that promoted anti-slavery. Ms. Meyn shared stories written…

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    Preservation of African-American Historical Sites

    Robert Stanton and John Franklin talked about their contributions to the preservation of African American sites and history. “Hallowed Places and Obscured Spaces: Community Partnerships and the Preservation of African…

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