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Conversations with Julian Bond

Phyllis Leffler (University of Virginia)

The late Julian Bond conducted 51 extensive interviews with prominent black leaders in America. Our guest led the project with Bond, and has written a new book on the series that offers insights into the intractable disparities of race in America.

17 mins

The Autobiography of an African Princess

Arthur Abraham (Virginia State University)

Fatima Massaquoi penned one of the earliest known autobiographies by an African woman. It traces Fatima’s life from her youth in Africa to her later years in America.

10 mins

The Geography of Slavery

Tom Costa (University of Virginia’s College at Wise)

The Geography of Slavery is a website that catalogues more than 4,000 advertisements offering rewards for runaway slaves (including one written by Thomas Jefferson) placed in newspapers in the later part of the 18th century.

7 mins

The Truth About Cultural Bias

Allen Lewis (James Madison University)

The author of The Truth About Cultural Bias looks at race in light of the Obama presidency, the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn court cases, and his own life.

11 mins

Community Tweets

Bridgett Robertson (Virginia State University)

Our guest says three-fourths of all African-Americans use Twitter to discuss political and social issues of importance to the black community.

5 mins

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