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  • emThe Firebrand and the First Ladyem
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    The Firebrand and the First Lady

    Patricia Bell-Scott talked about her book The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice, in which she…

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  • AfricanAmerican History as American History
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    African-American History as American History

    Panelists talked about the role of African-American history in American history. “African American History as American History” was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a…

    397 views
  • Panel Discussion on Race and Politics
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    Panel Discussion on Race and Politics

    Panelists at the Harlem Book Fair talked about race and politics. Samuel Roberts is the author of Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation, Nell Irvin Painter is the author…

    1,321 views
  • Panel Discussion on AfricanAmerican Identity
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    Panel Discussion on African-American Identity

    Panelists at the Harlem Book Fair talked about African-American identity. Nell Irvin Painter is the author of The History of White People, Noliwe Rooks is the author of Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and…

    2,111 views
  • emThe Bill of the Centuryem
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    The Bill of the Century

    Clay Risen talked about his book, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he recounts the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In his book, the…

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  • emThe History of White Peopleem
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    The History of White People

    Nell Irvin Painter, American history professor emerita at Princeton University, presents a history of white race theory, an 18th century notion created by Northern Europeans that assigned the ideal of beauty…

    2,207 views
  • 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…

    3,091 views
  • 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
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    150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    A panel discussion was held on the concept of “freedom” and the differences between freedom, privilege, and emancipation. African-American attitudes on feelings of entitlement and if earned freedoms have…

    540 views
  • emThe History of White Peopleem
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    The History of White People

    Nell Irvin Painter talked about her book The History of White People (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010). She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a program in the…

    1,026 views
  • In Depth with Nell Irvin Painter
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    In Depth with Nell Irvin Painter

    Author and historian Nell Irvin Painter was interviewed about her life, her career, and her body of writings. She responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic mail. Two video clips were shown of…

    967 views
  • 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…

    614 views
  • BookTV In Depth Vignettes
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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…

    2,847 views
  • 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,…

    1,825 views
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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…

    1,390 views
  • 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…

    253 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…

    65 views
  • 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.

    237 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…

    153 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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