PBS Books and ASALH Present: Author Talk: Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks, author of “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America”

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PBS Books, in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), is pleased to interview Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks, author of “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America”. His book contains 12 meditations on contemporary political struggles for our society. The moderator of the conversation will be Venise Wagner.

Black Broadway in Washington DC on “We the People”

Before chain coffeeshops and luxury high-rises, before even the beginning of desegregation and the 1968 riots, Washington's Greater U Street was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s into […]

Black History Month Festival Opening

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The opening session will describe the month-long celebration of the 2022 Black History theme, Black Health and Wellness, and will invite viewers to join with ASALH in acknowledging the legacy of Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, and other ways of knowing throughout the African Diaspora.

Branch Event Manhattan Branch: Race and Health Disparities in Urban African American Communities

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The Manhattan Branch will host a panel discussion on health care disparities in urban African American communities. The panel will explore ways in which race has shaped African American health throughout American history and how it paralleled, reinforced or contradicted the ways in which racialized conceptions of Blacks have shaped healthcare opportunities and/other discourses.

Author’s Book Talk Event: An Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era: From Papiamentu to German

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An Afro-Caribbean in the Nazi Era: From Papiamentu to German is the true story of how Lionel Romney experienced the Nazi era as told to his daughter, Mary L. Romney-Schaab.   He was one of relatively few Black people to be imprisoned in the concentration camp system and even fewer who lived to tell about it. 

Author’s Book Talk Event: Culturally Competent Nursing: An Evaluation Plan

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Although programs and webinars discuss cultural competency, these initiatives often lack an assessment resource to determine the growth and progress of an individual. This is a scholarly resource that offers the guidance and resources to evaluate an individual or entity’s cultural competency and identify areas of development.

Author’s Book Talk Event: Class Interruptions: Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women’s Fiction

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As downward mobility continues to be an international issue, Robin Brooks offers a timely intervention between the humanities and social sciences by examining how Black women’s cultural production engages debates about the growth in income and wealth gaps in global society during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Author’s Book Talk Event: I Wanna See Laney’s House: A Sibling Story

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Your walk with God: A daily testimony of faith, trust, and belief? A weekly routine of doctrine, tradition, and customs? Or nonexistent? Every person's story is a microcosmic enactment of God's eternal story, a portrayal of His relationship with humanity. Written with a cathartic tone, this sibling story reveals an adventurous testimony to the presence of God over the entire course of a lifetime.

Author’s Book Talk Event: A Good Ending for Bad Memories

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In the 1860s, Lloyd Earl was an African American entrepreneur disguised as an enslaved carpenter who traveled nationwide with freedom papers forged by his own hand. Collector of the “comebacks,” Lloyd Earl built the first Negro Kitchen Library in the USA. His family and others like it were found on a list called The Curiously Successful Negro. A list kept in secret for more than 100 years by Harvard University!

Author’s Book Talk Event: Arise Africa, Roar China

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This book explores the close relationships between three of the most famous twentieth-century African Americans, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, and Langston Hughes, and their little-known Chinese allies during World War II and the Cold War—journalist, musician, and Christian activist Liu Liangmo, and Sino-Caribbean dancer-choreographer Sylvia Si-lan Chen.

Black Bodies, Part I: Exploitation in Medicine

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The first session will examine the history of medicine, clinical practice, and policies that have impacted African American health and contributed to disparities. Discussion will include the origins of American gynecology, Henrietta Lacks HeLa cells, and the Lyles Station radiation experiments.