7,227Jan 15, 1979
James Baldwin Speech
In this 1979 speech Mr. Baldwin talked about being a black writer, about the civil rights movement, and other topics.
5,046Feb 22, 2012
African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony
At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the Smithsonian ...
4,683Aug 26, 2011
Melissa Harris-Perry on Race Relations and Politics
Melissa Harris Perry talked about the history of race relations in the United States, comparing race relations through history with current racial politics. Topics included the tea party ...
3,008Dec 6, 2010
Book Discussion on Sugar Changed the World
Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos present their book for children about the impact of sugar on world history - including the role sugar played in the creation of the Atlantic slave trade and the impact ...
2,703Jan 6, 2002
In Depth with Cornel West
Professor West talked about his career and his entire body of work and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. Professor West has written or edited more than twenty ...
2,642Sep 28, 2010
Book Discussion on At the Dark End of the Street
Danielle McGuire, assistant history professor at Wayne State University, recounts the politically active life of Rosa Parks, a side of the civil rights figure that the author contends has been under ...
2,517May 10, 2011
The Great Migration
Professor Allyson Hobbs is a specialist in African-American social and cultural history and 20th century American history. She used slides as she lectured about the “Great ...
2,468Oct 27, 2010
Book Discussion on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Angela Davis presents a critical edition of Frederick Douglass' memoir, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - An American Slave Written by Himself. Ms. Davis explores the ...
2,350Sep 20, 2010
Q&A with Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson talked about her book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Random House, 2010). It is the story of African-American migration from the ...
2,333Feb 8, 2011
Book Discussion on Andrew Johnson
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed presents a biography of the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson (1865-1869). A Southern Democrat who remained aligned with the ...
2,264Aug 12, 2013
After Words with Craig Steven Wilder
Craig Steven Wilder talked about his book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, in which he explores the history of some of the ...
2,237Sep 28, 2010
Professor Greg Carr, chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies, presented a class lecture on slavery in the U.S. in the international context. He focused on maroonage (flight from owners ...
2,131Sep 24, 1992
Book Discussion on Faces at the Bottom of the Well
Professor Bell discussed his book, Faces at the Bottom of the Well, published by Basic Books, which addressed the problem of racism in America and the class differences involved in ...
2,105Jan 21, 2008
A Civil Rights Milestone, June 11, 1963
Callie Crossley moderated a discussion of the historic events of June 11, 1963. On that day two black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, were barred entry to the University of Alabama by ...
2,079Oct 31, 2005
Rosa Parks Memorial Service
Following a period during which Ms. Parks was honored by lying in repose in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a memorial service was held to honor her life and legacy prior to her funeral scheduled in ...
2,037Jan 8, 2011
Book Discussion on American Uprising
Daniel Rasmussen recalls the largest slave revolt in American history. On January 8, 1811, 500 slaves in military uniforms and equipped with assorted weapons embarked on taking New ...
2,020Feb 20, 1992
At a ceremony for African-American history month, Herman Cain discussed contributions of famous African-Americans and the problems that African-Americans continue to face in current American ...
1,984Jun 24, 2003
Book Discussion on Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir
Mrs. Height talked about her book, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs. Then 91, she had witnessed most of the major events in the African-American ...
1,977Aug 24, 2013
Realize the Dream Rally and March
Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs ...
1,791Apr 19, 1994
Documenting the Black Holocaust
Khalid Muhammad, a former spokesman for the Nation of Islam, spoke to
an audience at Howard University. Late last year, Mr. Muhammad drew
criticism for a speech he delivered at ...
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