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  • Starbucks Upstanders Video on Racism
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    Starbucks "Upstanders" Video on Racism

    A Racist’s Rehabilitation is a video from Starbucks' “Upstanders” series that features Heather McGhee, president of Demos, talking about an experience that stemmed from an interaction with a caller, Garry…

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    Zarda v. Altitude Express Oral Argument

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument for Zarda v. Altitude Express. The case concerns whether sexual orientation discrimination was protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.…

  • Countering Racism
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    Countering Racism

    State and local elected officials talked about efforts to counter racism and related protests in their jurisdictions and the lessons they have learned to pass on to others around the…

  • AmericanArab AntiDiscrimination Committee National Convention US House Candidates
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    American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee National Convention, U.S. House Candidates

    Two Democratic U.S House candidates, Fayrouz Saad in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, and Sam Jammal in California’s 39th Congressional District, talked about their reasons for running for…

  • Little Rock Arkansas Before 1957
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, Before 1957

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents talked about the city and race relations in the years leading up to the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High School. On September 25, 1957, President…

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    Code Girls

    Liza Mundy talked about her book, Code Girls, about the contributions of women code breakers during World War II. She spoke at the 2017 Southern Festival of Books.

  • Little Rock Arkansas 195859
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, 1958-59

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents looked back to 1958 and 1959, sometimes called the “lost year,” when the Arkansas governor closed the public schools to block desegregation.

  • TaNehisi Coates Discusses emWe Were Eight Years in Powerem
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    We Were Eight Years in Power

    Ta-Nehisi Coates talked about his book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, in which he examines race, the Obama presidency, and the election of Donald Trump through a…

  • emThe Earth Is Weepingem
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    The Earth Is Weeping

    Peter Cozzens talked about his book, The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West. He spoke at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.…

  • California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism
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    California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism

    Professor Ashley Riley Sousa talked about Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California. She focused on local tribes' commercial interactions with Spanish missions and…

  • Abraham Lincoln John Quincy Adams and Slavery
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    Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, and Slavery

    Fred Kaplan outlined how the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, and the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, confronted the political dilemmas of slavery from colonization…

  • Little Rock Arkansas After 1959
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    Little Rock, Arkansas, After 1959

    Little Rock, Arkansas, residents discussed changes in the city after schools reopened in 1959. Speakers included two of the African American students known as the “Little Rock Nine.” In…

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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…

  • Little Rock Central High School Tour
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    Little Rock Central High School Tour

    Spirit Trickey, a National Park Service ranger, gave a tour of Little Rock Central High School, a national historic site. Her mother, Minnijean Brown, was one of “The Little Rock Nine,” the…

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    1964 Film Nine From Little Rock

    This 1964 U.S. Information Agency film about the first African-American students to attend an all-white Arkansas high school in 1957 won an academy award in 1965 for Documentary Short…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the Boy Scouts' decision to allow girls to join starting in 2018.

  • Bill Clinton Says Legacy of Little Rock Nine Must Be Defended
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    60th Anniversary of Little Rock Central High School Integration

    Little Rock Central High School held a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of the Arkansas school. Speakers included former President Bill Clinton, Governor Asa…

  • Vice President Pence Addresses Hispanic Heritage Month Event
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    Vice President Remarks on Hispanic Heritage Month

    Vice President Pence delivered remarks in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Naval Observatory, his official residence in Washington, D.C.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments from women on the Trump administration’s decision to roll back the Affordable Care Act birth control mandate. Robin Bravender,…

  • emThe Color of Lawem
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    The Color of Law

    Richard Rothstein talked about his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, in which he argues that local, state, and federal legislation has been…

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