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Category: interview

My President Was Black

Drawing on conversations with President Barack Obama during his last year in office, Te-Nehisi Coates assesses the Obama Presidency and his legacy on race. ( The Atlantic, Jan./Feb., 2017) “[I]f his very existence inflamed America’s racist conscience, it also expanded…

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Exploiting African-American History For ‘Ghost Tours’

During an interview on Here and Now, Tiya Miles, professor at the University of Michigan and author of Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era (The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures…

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Understanding Tulsa’s Struggle with Racial Justice

Mechelle Brown, program coordinator at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa,  joins the radio program The Takeaway to examine the effects of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 several decades later, and how the ambivalence with which the riots are discussed and remembered today paint…

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30 Issues | Facing Whiteness

The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC has devoted several segments to issues and actions regarding whiteness.  Guests have included Whitney Dow, filmmaker, educator, creator of The Whiteness Project, Nell Irvin Painter, Professor of American History Emerita at Princeton University and the…

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The “Racial Cleansing” That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out.  These events are described in Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips, who is interviewed by Terry…

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