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  • Life Portrait of Woodrow Wilson
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    Life Portrait of Woodrow Wilson

    In the twenty-seventh in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Woodrow Wilson. Among the issues they discussed were his boyhood during…

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  • emCreating Black Americansem
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    Creating Black Americans

    Nell Irvin Painter talked about her book Creating Black Americans: African-American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, published by Oxford University Press. She talked about how…

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  • Writings of Sojourner Truth
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    Writings of Sojourner Truth

    Guests examined the history of abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and the antebellum period through the writings of Sojourner Truth. She wrote an autobiography, with the help of Olive Gilbert,…

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    Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol

    Ms. Painter talked about her book Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol, published by W.W. Norton. It chronicles the life of Sojourner Truth, a former slave, who became a spokeswoman and symbol…

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  • Writing History Vividly
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    Writing History Vividly

    Moderated by Mr. Lamb, the panelists talk about the art of writing colorful narrative history. Robert Caro’s books include The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and three…

    256 views
  • Urban Education Opening and History Panel
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    Urban Education: Opening and History Panel

    Following opening remarks for the Detroit Educational Summit, panelists talked about urban issues, historical conditions affecting urban communities, and improving conditions in urban…

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  • Sojourner Truth Discussion
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    Sojourner Truth Discussion

    Following a broadcast of the C-SPAN American Writers program on Sojourner Truth, panelists answered audience questions about the legacy of Sojourner Truth.

    243 views
  • Women Writing Womens Lives
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    Women Writing Women's Lives

    Women authors discussed the importance of writing biographies about women, and recounted some of their experiences pertaining to the researching and writing of women’s biographies. After…

    157 views
  • About Books Marathon
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    About Books Marathon

    Ms. Morris and Ms. Painter talked about their recent books and the experience of writing them as well as what they are reading. They also took viewer calls.

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