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  • emRace Manem
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    Race Man

    Elizabethtown College Religious Studies Professor Michael Long and Pamela Horowitz, widow of Julian Bond, shared collected writings by the late civil rights leader. This was a virtual event…

  • 1950s Civil Rights Movement
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    1950s Civil Rights Movement

    American History Professor Quintard Taylor looks at the Civil Rights Movement from the 1940s through the 1960s. Professor Taylor focuses on the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Brown v.…

  • 1937 Federal Works Agency Film emWe Work Againem
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    1937 Federal Works Agency Film We Work Again

    This 1937 Federal Works Agency film was a New Deal documentary the promoted programs to put unemployed black Americans to work on federal projects.

  • emThe American Revolution of 63em
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    The American Revolution of '63

    Less than one week after the August 30, 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech, NBC News broadcast a three-hour program on the status of the civil…

  • Cultural Institutions and Social Unrest
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    Cultural Institutions and Social Unrest

    The Library of Congress hosted an online conversation between Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch about how cultural institutions can come to the…

  • Civil Rights Movement
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    Civil Rights Movement

    Professors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch counter “sit-in” protests.

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    February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four

    On February 1, 1960, four college students - Ezell Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil - sat down at a “whites only” Woolworth’s lunch counter…

  • Esther Terry Oral History Interview
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    Esther Terry Oral History Interview

    Esther Terry talked about her role in planning and participating in the 1960 lunch counter sit-in protests while a student at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. This interview…

  • emBarracoon  The Story of the Last Black Cargoem
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    Barracoon - The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

    Deborah Plant discussed Zora Neale Hurston’s 2018 New York Times bestseller, Barracoon. The book is a record of Ms. Hurston’s interviews between 1927 and 1931 of Cudjo Kossola Lewis, a survivor of the Clotilda, the…

  • James Sharp Oral History Interview
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    James Sharp Oral History Interview

    The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, and ended with an armistice agreement about three years later in July 1953. Korean War veteran James Sharp talked about his experience as one of the…

  • QA with Peniel Joseph
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    Q&A with Peniel Joseph

    Peniel Joseph, a University of Texas history professor, talked about the activism and converging ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of their thinking on…

  • Tulsas Historic Greenwood District
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    Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District

    Julius Pegues talked about Tulsa, Oklahoma’s, historic Greenwood district and how Tulsa’s African American community overcame race riots to rebuild their community. Dubbed America’s “Black Wall Street” bu…

  • Washington Journal Kalenda Eaton Discusses the History of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre
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    Kalenda Eaton on the History of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre

    Kalenda Eaton, professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discussed the history of the 1921 Tulsa massacre that led to the killing of hundreds of…

  • Reading of MLKs 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail
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    Reading of MLK's 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) led a group of Democratic and Republican senators in a reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), John…

  • Lonnie Bunch on Race in America and Juneteenth
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    Lonnie Bunch on Race in America and Juneteenth

    Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch talked about Juneteenth and how African American history has shaped the nation. Secretary Bunch is also the founding director of the National Museum of…

  • History of Juneteenth
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    History of Juneteenth

    Doug Matthews talked about the history of Juneteenth and Ashton Villa, the historic home in Galveston, Texas, where Major General Gordon Granger delivered the news of the end of the Civil War and the end of…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 3

    African American viewers responded to the question “What does Juneteenth mean to you?”

  • Origins of Memorial Day
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    Origins of Memorial Day

    Bernard Powers gave a tour of sites in Charleston related to black heritage. At Hampton Park he talked about the connections it has to one of the first Memorial Day commemorations on May 1, 1865.…

  • Mobile Alabama African American Heritage Trail Part 2
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    Mobile, Alabama, African American Heritage Trail, Part 2

    American History TV joined tour guide Eric Finley to learn about the history of Mobile, Alabama, from the Jim Crow era through the civil rights movement. The tour features stories of…

  • Clotilda Slave Ship Descendants Reunion
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    Clotilda Slave Ship Descendants' Reunion

    Descendants of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring slaves to North America, participated in a reunion called the “Spirit of Our Ancestors” festival in Africatown, near Mobile, Alabama.…

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