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Articles with keyword "African Americans"

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Right to Write

A play in Pennsylvania asks, "what is authentic?"

Anchor Lenila Wesson (right) in 2009, WTXL Channel 27, Talahassee, Fla.

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Tony Brown: “Television’s Civil Rights Crusader”

Show served as time capsule of pioneering days of black journalists

Host and writer Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Africans in America

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of a people whose sense of identity is distinctly apart and distinctly American

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I'll Make Me a World

From ragtime to Spike Lee, a film captures the kaleidoscope of cultural contributions made by African Americans in this century.

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Straddling Two Worlds

He risked his performing career for his political beliefs.

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The Tumultuous Life of Porgy and Bess

A new film documents sixty years of controversy surrounding Gershwin's folk opera.

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One Family's Journey: A Conversation with Adele Logan Alexander

Historian Adele Logan Alexander talks with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris about the rise of a resolute African American family and its service to the nation.

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The Long Shadow of Invisible Man

A film on Ralph Ellison and his novel delves into his position as a black man in America.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Excerpts from the works of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Resurrecting the Texts

This year's Jefferson Lecturer, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about building a canon of African American literature.