Three Pulitzer Prize winners discuss powerful stories of slavery, race, and resistance (Videos)

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Three Pulitzer Prize winners discuss powerful stories of slavery, race, and resistance (Videos)

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Streamed live and organized by Oxford University Press, during the June 2020 protests globally in support of Black Lives Matter, three Pulitzer Prize winners Nikole Hannah-Jones, W. Caleb McDaniel, and Jeffrey C. Stewart discuss their award-winning work: stories that help to explain the long reach of slavery and racism in America. What these stories show is that American History is not just a straight progressive development but a back and forth, steps forward and backward, a dance that goes between freedom and slavery for Blacks. The stories also show how Blacks created the wealth and the democracy that is America today. Yet. Race is the definitive experience of Black Americans / African Americans. Black Americans remain a small oppressed minority believing and continuing to vindicate the founding ideals of America, a people who remain strongly committed to the democracy of the United States of America. Includes a brief explanation about restitution vs reparations.

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Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History.

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Biography.

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

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Racial Justice

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Oxford University Press

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18 June 2020

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“Three Pulitzer Prize winners discuss powerful stories of slavery, race, and resistance (Videos),” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed October 30, 2020, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/319.