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Christian Slavery with Katharine Gerbner

Christian Slavery with Katharine Gerbner

Professor Katharine Gerbner discusses her book Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World, which shows how debates between slave-owners, black Christians, and missionaries transformed the practice of Protestantism and the language of race.

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Holocaust and Slavery Reparations with Thomas Craemer

Holocaust and Slavery Reparations with Thomas Craemer

Professor Thomas Craemer grew up in post-World War II Germany. One day, he met a Holocaust survivor who had retired from Israel to Germany of all places. For four decades, Mieciu Langer had received a reparations pension from the (West) German government. If reparations have the power to bring about reconciliation in this case, then reparations from the US Government to the Black descendants of the formerly enslaved might bring about racial reconciliation in the United States as well.

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CLEVELAND’S PROMISE with reporters Cameron Fields and Hannah Drown

CLEVELAND’S PROMISE with reporters Cameron Fields and Hannah Drown

For this innovative series, Cleveland Metropolitan School District gave two reporters unprecedented access to a classroom at Almira Elementary School to show readers the enormous challenges of educating children in poverty and what the school district is doing to overcome them. We discuss how the student’s navigate their lives, what services are available to them, and how the schools work to educate and care for our City’s young people.

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Two Face Racism with Leslie Picca

Two Face Racism with Leslie Picca

Professor Leslie Picca discusses her work, Two-Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage, which examines the racial attitudes and behaviors exhibited by whites in private versus public settings.

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Black Power in Alabama with Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Black Power in Alabama with Hasan Kwame Jeffries

rofessor Hasan Jeffries discusses his book Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt. We talk about what made this rural Alabama County such an important and complicated location in the Civil Rights struggle. How school desegregation and voting registration was still accomplished in the shadow of some of the era’s worst white terrorism. And how the Black Power slogan was born, and the Black Panther symbol took on meaning.

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