Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

Mr. Kennedy talked about his book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, published by Pantheon Books. The book chronicles the… read more

Mr. Kennedy talked about his book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, published by Pantheon Books. The book chronicles the history of the word from a neutral word in the 1600s to what eventually became an insult with impact by the 1830s. Mr. Kennedy explores the effect the word has had at different moments in history and questions the role it will play in the future. After his presentation the author answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Program ID:
173341-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Nov 02, 2002 | 8:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 20, 2003 | 5:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Nov 02, 2002 | 8:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 18, 2002 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2003 | 3:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 20, 2003 | 5:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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