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    From Slavery to Freedom

    Mr. Franklin spoke about his book From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans, published by Knopf. The book provides an account of the African-American experience from their…

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    National Book Festival

    The first National Book Festival was experienced through a combination of author presentations, call-ins, and interviews from three locations: the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building,…

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    My Life and an Era: Buck Colbert Franklin

    Professor Franklin and his son talked about the book they co-edited, My Life and an Era: The Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin. The book is about the life of their father and…

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    In Depth with John Hope Franklin

    John Hope Franklin was interviewed about his life, his career, and his body of work. He also responded to viewer telephone calls. Professor Franklin has served as president of the American…

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    Mirror to America

    Professor Franklin talked about his newest book, Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He described his life and education, and…

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    African-American Heroes

    Mr. Franklin talked about some African Americans who had had an influence on him.

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    Black History and Abraham Lincoln

    Professor Franklin talked about his 50-year career teaching about Lincoln and African American history. He spoke about stripping away the baggage and sentiment surrounding Lincoln and finding the man. He…

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    BookTV In Depth Vignettes

    In Depth focused on the lives and writings of numerous authors. Authors included Shelby Foote, Ray Kurzweil, Taylor Branch, John Hope Franklin, David Lewis, Shelby Steele, Harold Holzer, Nell…

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    John Hope Franklin Vignette

    A video clip was shown of an earlier interview of Professor Franklin in his North Carolina home.

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    Federal Role in Race and Reconstruction

    The panelists discussed federal efforts to effect change relating to race relations, as well as issues relating to race during periods of reconstruction. They provided historical perspectives on…

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    Duke University Commencement Address

    John Hope Franklin delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Duke University. The emeritus professor of history at Duke and well-known scholar of African-American…

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    Making History: John Hope Franklin and Rita Dove

    John Hope Franklin and Rita Dove read from their works, followed by a conversation between them on personal and cultural history and African American existence. They also responded to audience…

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    Mirror to America

    Inside the House Chamber of the Texas State Capitol, Professor Franklin talked about his book Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin, published by Farrar, Straus and…

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    Mirror to America

    Professor Franklin talked about his book, Mirror to America: The autobiography of John Hope Franklin, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He spoke about his life experiences and his…

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    The 135th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

    Ms. Grim read a letter from Tom Brokaw, explaining that he could not attend since he was covering the impeachment proceedings. Dr. Franklin spoke about the importance of the Gettysburg address. Mr.…

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    In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South

    John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger talked about their book In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South, published by Oxford University Press. The book told the…

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    The Vintage Years

    Dr. Franklin will talk about his life work and his upcoming biography, The Vintage Years. He is in Washington, D.C. this week to address the Association of African American Museums annual…

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    Speech Excerpt

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    Vintage Years

    Dr. Franklin read the opening chapters of his forthcoming autobiography titled The Vintage Years to be published by Amistad Press, a unit of HarperCollins. Each chapter begins with a…

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    National Book Festival Gala

    President and Mrs. Bush attended the National Book Festival Gala in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. President Bush did not speak at the event.…

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