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Sunday, April 14 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Biography: The Lives of Legendary African Americans - Conversation 2001- REQUIRES TICKET

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From fresh perspectives on the storied life of Frederick Douglass to new explorations of figures previously excluded from the canon, the writers of these biographies emphasize the important and often-underappreciated impact that African Americans have had on our cultural history.   

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Marcus Anthony Hunter

Professor Hunter is the Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences, Associate professor in sociology, and Chair of the department of African American Studies at UCLA. He is author of three books: "Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America... Read More →

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Raymond Arsenault

Raymond Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. One of the nation's leading civil rights historians, he is the author of several acclaimed and prize-winning books, including "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the... Read More →
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David W. Blight

David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including "American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights... Read More →
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Ron Rapoport

Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than twenty years and served as the sports commentor for NPR's Weekend Edition for two decades. He was also a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Times and a sports columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. The winner... Read More →
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Jeffrey C. Stewart

Jeffrey C. Stewart is a graduate of Yale University, where he received his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in American Studies. He was Director of Research at the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum, a curator at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, and a senior advisor to... Read More →


Sunday April 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Hancock Foundation, Signing Area 1

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