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could it be that our primordial sweet tooth led to us be the happy helping ultimately to make us who we are. what a tantalizing notion. >> you can watch this and other programs online at become tv.org. -- booktv.org. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. i'm stephanie mcdaniels from jackson state university. from the division of graduate studies, college of liberal reports the department of english, foreign languages and speech communication and i want to welcome you here today. we're so glad that you decided to choose this panel. at this time we want to thank
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our sponsors for this southern history panel. our sponsors are the mississippi state university and the university of southern mississippi school of humanities, and the center nor study of the gulf south. at this time i'd like to ask you to silence your phone so we won't have any interruptions. i also like to ask you, feel free to take pictures anytime during the panel and also if you're on facebook or you do twitter, i'd like to ask you to please use the hash tag for four photos, #literary lawn -- party or--ms bookfest. literary lawn party or ms bookfest, and i also want to remind you that promptly after the panel we have to move out of the room so we can move in the audience for the next panel. so, again, thank you for being here. at this time i am very happy to
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ask dr. rebecca tourry from the usn school of humanity and the center for the studies of the gulf south to please come and join us on the dais as she well introduce our moderator for the penal. [applause] >> dudr. mcdaniel for your bro duke, greetings, thank you for attending this page only southern history this afternoon and thank you also to those who might be tuning in via c-span. i'm dr. rebecca churchy an assistant professor of hurtt testify university of southern mississippi and a representative of two of the panel's organizational sponsors. usm school of humanities and its center for the study of the gulf south. southern miss school of humanity has 65 faculty members in english, history, philosophy and religion. many of whom are scholars of southern history and literature.
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likewise center for theside of at the gulf south is home to ten historians with area strengths and slavery, abolition,sive war, and civil rights. the center's family benefit from the strong archival checks at the university, including those at mccain library and archives and or center for oral history and culture heritage which houses over 4,000 interviews. as many of us in both the school of humanity and center for the study of the gulfsight examine race, i incarceration, crime, justice and identity in the south we're proud to be sponsoring this panel that has groundbreaking work tackling these same subjects. while doctors daphne chamberlain with introduce today's panelist haze the privilege of introducing her as moderator. -- chamber lon is -- dr. chamberlain revved sir ba in pasters and ph.d from the university of mississippi.
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and 2010 she was named the first research fellow for the fanny lou hamer national institute for citizenship and democracy, two later he became the founding director of the council of fed rate organizations civil rights education center at jackson state university. and in 2013 dr. shame berlin returned to the college where she is an assistant professor of history, dean of the division of social sciences and colorado nateor of civil rights and social justice initiatives. she is also currently completing a book manuscript of children's role in the mississippi civil rights movement. welcome dr. chamberlain. [applause] >> once again, on behalf of southern is in is in center for the study of gulf south and the school of humanities wants to thank you for the honor of sponsoring this informative and compelling panel. thank you.
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>> good afternoon. thank you, rebecca, for that introduction. rebecca and i belong to a very special club that many of you are probably a part of as well. we are scholars, we're mothers, and that's probably the best part of the club so we have to juggle our schedules to make sure our husbands were well wish with toys, books, prepared bottles and lots of hugs and kisses for the husband and the children. so it is my pleasure to be here. again, i am daphne chamberlain and i want to thank the coordinators of the festival for allowing me to serve as moderator the southern history panel and i want to welcome each of you to 2018 mississippi book festival. without further adieu i'll introduce our panelists. one of mississippi's several literary giants william faulkner expressed that to understand the
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world you must understand a place like mississippi. and such a profound statement can even translate to the region in which we live. but perhaps we can say that to understand the world, you must first understand the place like the american south. our panelists for the afternoon have produced powerful written works that offer a broad and provocative look at how race, culture, economic and criminal injustice have affect the south from then 19th century to the present. our panelists including tucker carrington, lisa corrigan, jean daddles, and tk thorne. accord ago to publishers weekly, it's a clear and shocking portrait of the structural failings of the u.s. criminal justice system. this imminently reedable book builds a hard to ignore case for comprehensive reform. co-authors tucker carrington is a associate dean for clinical
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program and an assistant professor of law at the university of mississippi school of law. he is also the founding director of the mississippi innocence project and clinic which has a mission to identify, investigate and litigate actual claims of innocence in miss his' prison system as well as advocate for systemic criminal justice reform. under the direction of professor carrington the work of the mississippi innocence project has garnered attention from "the new york times," "the wall street journal," and the "huffington post" to name a few. please welcome tucker carrington. [applause] our next panelist is -- leeza orery began the author of prison pour, how prison influences the he movement for black liberation. an southern professor of communications, director the gender studies program and also an affiliate faculty member in african and african-american studies studies
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studies and latin american studies. prison power is her first book and it won the national communication association's 2017 diamond anniversary book award and the association's 2017 african-american communications and culture division outstanding book award. professor corrigan is more than a scholar. she is an activist and has committed her life's work to advocating for marginalized and underrepresented groups. she is a contributor to indivisible guide and regularly lead critical trainings and work shopness arkansas and nationally. she also co-hosts a podcast, lean back, with laura waterhouse, which centers around critical feminists conversation and indiana. by pace magazine as one of the top 35 podcasts in nation. she is currently working on helped second book "black feelings." welcome lisa corrigan. [applause]
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>> the next book, says a compelling account of racial history and race today and should be required reading in the classroom and incorporated in public dialogue. in his provocative work, jean daddle asserts that race problems are not just a southern issue. they are an american issue. mr. daddle who published two memoir articles chronicling his family lazy jew jewish immigration story to the mississippi delta drew up in rural mississippi. he has lived and worked overseas for 15 years in london, hong kong, and tokyo. in addition to reckoning with race he is the author of cotton and race in the and me ache make making ofs her and the sun that never rose. served as an adviser consult tenant for the mississippi civil rights museum and the new york historical society. please welcome, gene daddle nrc.
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[applause] >> last and certainly not least, we have tk thorne, writer, humanist, dog mom, horse servant, cat slave, lover of solitude and the company of good friends, new places, new ideas and old wisdom. tk thorn is retired birmingham police captain who writes from her mountain home near birmingham, alabama. she knosts that telling stories has been part of her life since childhood and the women in her life and family have played a integral role in her passion for reading and writing. last chance for justice, how relentless investigators uncovered new evidence convicting the birmingham church bombers. her first nonfiction book featured on the new york post's book you should be reading lives. in addition to last chance for justice, she this author of two award-winning
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historical novels, noah's wife and angels at the gate. each of these works written by today's panelists haye has a way of being in conversation with one another. offering historical context to how we understand race in america, how we understand collective organizing for black freedom, and even how we understand the american judicial system, particularly in the south, and the need to reform systems that are deemed unjust. so at this time, i will begin with a few discussion prompts for the authors before opening the floor to the audience for questions. so, gene, this first prompt is for you. in september 2017, a kole um you wrote which was published in the clairean ledger, you made such a
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profound statement that, quote, both whites and blacks have views the south as the exclusive and durable scapegoat already america's racial ordeal. i'll repeat that again. for the audience. he wrote, both whites and blacks have viewed the south as the exclusive and durable scapegoat in america's racial ordeal. if you would, please discuss the historical roots of racial attitudes in the north and how they have impacted the south. >> thank you, dr. chamberlain. wanted to talk but a topic which is either ignored or underappreciated. and that is the impact of race in the north on southern history, and it leads to the -- what we have today in terms of results and consequences. and my journey in terms of research and personal experiences led me to that. i have lived in the north or overseas for a long time.
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the issue will start will in terms of the antebellum north. how did it impact reconstruction how did it impact where we are today. first of all, it was exclusionary. if you look at the states that were in the north, the first thing that we need to know there's not been a clear distinction and the should be between what white northerners thought about slavery and what they thought about free blacks and let's good to three states. illinois, ohio, and indiana. all of whom had exclusion laws. did not want blacks there. they were actually enforced. in oregon, 1857, the constitution was written, and it had a black exclusion law. there were 52,000 people living in oregon at the time, 100 free blacks. they wanted those free blacks out of there. so, what we have is an antiblack
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attitude even though you could be antislavery. let's look at connecticut, for example. 1800 there was a survey done in connecticut, and article 26 of that stated the following. was the person born enslaved or born free different in terms of industry and morals? and the results came back and they ask scathing. timothy dwight, the president of yale, wrote that they could not make their freedom a blessing, that hey had no understanding of morals or industry and that the majority of whom would end up as in poverty or in vice. within a few years, connecticut had established a colonization society to rid itself of the black population which was 2% and disenfranchised before that blacks had -- were able to vote.
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after that they disenfranchised 2% of the population. why would you even care about this? well, this was a foreshadowed would would happen in america. if you can't integrate and assimilate 2're office the population what's going to happen later? let's look at massachusetts. during the civil war in 1862, there were refugees called -- but behind the union lines. the question was that would were what to do with them. general john dicks wanted them returned to massachusetts. the governor of massachusetts, john andrew, a hero or the movie glory said no, we don't want them. they'll end up at paupers. that abolitionist, maches william henry seward, lincoln's right hand, thought that black people were not assimilatable. he was giving out pardons after the civil war to con federal officers -- confederate officers
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so we arrived at almost the end of the civil war. february 1865, "the new york times," we must get cotton back into production. that means black labor and white ingenuity it and continued saying the black person must live side-by-side for centuries with the white person being elevated a few of whom will rise to the level of equality. so that is what we end up with in terms of the attitudes in the north. so how could we expect the reconstruction to be anything but a failure? not even as was said, splendid failure. it was failure. first of all there were troop withdrawals. the second thing was how do we deal with the 14th and the 15th amendment? george aboutwell, radical, republic from abolitionist massachusetts said we need give
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blacks the rights because then they won't come north. so there was the enormous fear in the white north there would be a migration of blacks north and he even used the worded" ar- word expediency. there was a containment policy of keeping blacks in the south after the civil war, and it manifest evidence in numbers. between 1865 and 1914, the black population of the white north -- of the north stayed at 2%. how did this happen when 18 million white immigrants came into this country? what would have hand had the north been racially tolerant in there would have been an economic event. when you create a labor shortage, white southerners would have had to acquiesce to black economic -- some form of black economic civil and
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economic rights. when did the containment policy end in another economic event. and that was world war i. at that point what happens during a war? industry booms, unemployment goes to nothing, 1.5%, and there is no white immigration. so, what propelled and the cal list for the black migration was an economic event which was world war i. what happen immediately after world war i in race riots thought the north. the big one was in chicago in july of 1919. scores of people were killed, and the trigger for this was a black kid named eugene williams, swam into the white part of lake michigan and was stoned to death. so scores of people were killed. and there is a direct and unambiguous line between the violence today in chicago and
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what happened in 1919. so what i think the failure of reconstruction which i think is important in terms of transition from slavery to freedom, did not occur, and what happened in the next hundred years before the civil rights movement in the 1960s was hardening of racial more moore rays in north race riots get -- ghettos. that was the context within which the self rights legislation was enacted and only -- that would be the difficult part in terms of the situation that we live in today. so, what i wanted to say this is
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not included in most courses. when you ask a professor either in college or a teacher in high school, and they say, we know this, then you ask them what the -- their syllabus looks like they good blank. then you ask what the reading list is like and then they don't ask as well. so, that is what needs to be brought forward in terms of american history and its impact on southern history. the next thing i wanted to talk to is something i'm very interested in, which is heritage. and again, what is going on in terms of memorialization and heritage of the north. virtually everything had a positive spin. let's go back to the chicago race riots of 1919. how is it memorialize net chicago? so what i found was that there was a rock on the shores of lake michigan with a plaque that was this big it and was donated by a
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high school in 2009. it is totally absent from the historical monuments in terms of the north. look in connecticut, look in massachusetts, ohio, indiana. it's not there. and that's something that bothers me. so, even the national civil rights museum his misnamed. it's a regional civility rights museum, not a national civil rights museum and what is the consequences of this in terms of the north's psyche? it may be soothing for their conscience but it's not reality, and later on, i would like to talk to where we are today. where we are today i think -- what interests me the most is economic empowerment and i think there are huge opportunities at this point for the african-american population. >> thank you, gene.
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my next discussion prompt will be for you, tucker. so, wrongful convictions and legal ethics have informed and influenced the work you have engaged in over the past several years, and in the forward of your book, john gresham write that the range is 2% to 10% which is shocking whenie consider there are 2-point million people mr. incarcerated in the american prison system. please share the impact of wrongful conviction has had onen in people and how this influenced both and you radley to produce such a powerful work. >> thank you for the opportunity to participate. my co author is in the back. let me answer your question this way. one thing i've been thinking about very recently in the context of the jeff sessions department of justice,
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particularly its sort of most recent posture with respect to forensic science reform. i'll quickly ad -- this is important -- that the obama doj was not much better and so one thing want to say off the top is to the extent it's true that forensic science reform in the way it -- forensic science impacts wrong. conviction -- for those who are not familiar with the book, the narrative arc of the book follows two wrongful convictions that occurred in mississippi from the early 1990s, and the exonerations of those two cases in knocks city county happened in 2008 put the fundamental basis of those wrongful convictions was flawed forensic science.
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but one thing that interested me -- i think this is the gist of your question -- is -- continues to interest me particularly within the context of the current department of justice conversation around forensic science reform and wrongful convictions is this. in the -- let me start just previously and talk for a second about the to cases. in the two cases in knox city wok the wrongful college vinces were caused in large one one case in and almost exclusively in another on false bitemark identification. the victims were three-year-old girls and in each case the assumed perpetrator, he von brooks and kennedy brewer were matched to the bitemarks. as it turns out that area of expertise is utter nonsense, and it wasn't until 2008 through the post conviction dna testing that
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mr. brooks and mr. brewer were exonerated, and the forensic science discipline has now been debunked in almost every jurisdiction in the country. here's the part to me today that is interesting. in mr. brooks' case, there was an eye witness identification, and i know that at least one judge in the audience today and he and probably many others will know that for decades, the u.s. supreme court has worked hard to come up with a structure for both administering and admitting identification evidence into american courtrooms. it has to comport with sort of basic notions of fairness but also explicit notions of due process. likewise, confessions. there have been enormous juris
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prudence around confessions. how does law enforcement interview people? under what circumstances? >> guest: what can they say? what can they do? how long can they hold people? and there's been -- there's a significant amount of case law around when is it proper to admit a so-called confession? and in both cases there was evidence of identification and statements from the defendants which were supposedly indicative of guilt. here's what i think this is responsive to your question. what i find interesting. for us. scary at the same time. not only is the forensic science in these two cases problematic, but in both cases, when identification testimony was admitted because it supposedly comported with fairness and due process and likewise the statements, when the exoneration
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occurred, it not only does it ask us to reflect on the value and soundness of a specific forensic discipline, but it also forces us to confront some very difficult questions about decades of case law surrounding the admission of eye witness identification testimony. or statements. suddenly all the architecture, the underpinnings of the rules and case law that allowed those things to be admitted into courts in my mind ought to be seriously questioned because the eye witness identification in the brooks case, it was the three-year-old sister who said mr. brooks did it. that was we know wrong. and likewise, identification wrong philadelphia -- wrongful
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identifications in other case us. what forensic science and innocence cases and wrongful convictions do is, one hopes, they ask really fundamental profound questions, particularly for us as lawyers and as judges, to what extent do we need to go back and reexamine the way we have done business over the years with respect to these component parts that are critical in homicide cases, identifications. confessions. and that i'll end my answer this way. i think for those of us particularly lawyers and judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys, it can be very difficult to go back and ask those questions and honestly answer them because in essence, what you're being asked to do is really to be candid and honest
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about many of the sort of fundamental bases which you yourself may have head decisions about. prosecutor made have prosecuted cases based on eye witness identification and to the extent you're being asked as a prosecutor that as that eye we identification sound, can we still rely on the mechanisms and the sort of basis of understanding we once had? which now seem to be at least at the very least up for question, based on these wrongful convictions. those are difficult. likewise for defense attorneys which is what i am, the advice i may have g my clients over time about whether they should go to trial, whether should that plead, based on what i in other words to be the factors of admissibility in disciplines that may no longer hold water the way that it thought they did. ... ons and lawyers
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around the country who, by virtue of wrongful convictions, have honestly confronted the questions and then you'll know the second part of my comment there are jurisdictions, courts, lawyers, prosecutors and defense attorneys and the jeff sessions doj who in my in the jeff sessions doj in my view have not reckoned with with what the fallout would be. i think we would have to push the tiny law society. a at least in the next prompt is for you. there is ongoing confirmations. in your book it is how the detainment was there.
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for those of us that our civil rights scholars. with examples found in your book. of how activists used it as a political tool of liberation. it's really about the languages and strategies that we've developed. in some of the south. and actions like that.t. during that freedom rise. as it changes. in the movement expanded into northern cities after birmingham they used the jail as a way of creating the
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politicians and communities to get involved. it is an essential part of the paired up that they have. as the movement expands in change especially after the assassination in 1965. a lot of activist started thinking about the penitentiary in particular on how the state was using the penitentiary to do urban removal and especially civil rights activist. so i write about how there is a lot of scholars who mark mass incarceration three strike laws.
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and later the conservative to undercut civil rights activism. i look at that memoirs and that writing produced. as black activists really started to grapple with what prison meant. w i'm very interested in the ways that they started thinking about it. and especially the way they started thinking aboutso primarily because the property
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fund. and so the way in which black activists talked about their politicization i think it is a fundamental feature that is an understudy. with the politics of what i call unfreedom in america particularly as it pertains to black america and particularly to black men. last but not least. many of us in the unanswered understand that the 1963.
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the national civil rights movement. it's one that demonstrated that children were not exempt from the violence that ensued during these years but even illustrated that justice could and would be served even if it was 32 years later. so tk if you would. please share what influence your decision to write the last chance of judges --dash mike justice. you get something very interesting about your mother's involvement is one of the reasons for that. if you would share that with the audience. thank you. and thank you for inviting me here. as was mentioned my career is not in academia. i was a police officer with the birmingham police department for 20 plus years. most people when they meet me they sayarar you don't look lika policeman. to which i respond, thank you.
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my home background i will kind of circle around that if you don't mind. the reason i wrote this book was not because i have any kind of epiphany about it bit because i was in an event in 2004 where all of the players in that trial the family and the prosecutors in the investigators were there. it was a rather large room and i was looking down from the very top level listening to the investigators talk about the fascinating story behind how justice was brought in this case. and if you remember it was almost 40 years it took to bring justice in this case. i realized that i knew one of the primary investigators that he had been birmingham policeman with me we have
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written in the trail car together. and so i went up to him afterwards and i said then, id can't believe the story. i can't believe you are doing that and how come i didn't know. said because we lied about it. we told everyone we were on the investigation with the fed of the auto theft ring. for five years he got to the fbi. to investigate this case. this is a story that needs to be told. i was at somebody. in writing this i think the important thing that hit me about what was the 16th street bombing if you would recall that occurred in the
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fall of 1963 school was back in session after the children's marches in the park and the confrontation with the police commissioner. in school have started and integration have started. it was the token integration but it was that. and one night, they drove a car around the back of the church, stopped the car and got out. and put a bag from the dynamite next to the church wall. and the next morning it exploded and for young girls who were in the ladies lounge were killed.
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the fifth oneed survived but she was blinded in one eye and covered in burns. as you see this was a watershed event for civil rights it shook everyone it shook the cityy it shook the police department. it shook the black community. in it shook the world. in the result of this. i think it was a cumulative type of thing. the children's march kind of caught the nation's attention but in the end no one was injured there thankfully but when four girls were killed over this issue it woke up the country it woke up our congress, and i think as a direct result of the 1964
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civil rights act was passed and the importance of that if you look at history up until this time beginning at least in 1954 with brown versus the board of education they were pushing integration but a required going to federal court over every single issue of discrimination or not allowing schools to have that. he was going to find the court cases and aa cp was funding some of those early court cases until alabama attorney general kicked them out of the state. as being foreign agents.
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it was a very slow process witnessed in 1963 the civil rights act was law. different from a court ruling. when it is a is a court ruling it means if somebody does it and if you have the unconstitutional basis. you can see in federal court. you can be arrested that day or the next day. a change the country. i believe the church bombing have a great deal to do with that.
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i have never have a real interest in civil rights or government at all and itn' really wasn't until i finished writing that i felt like i was coming home to my own family background because my parents i'm also jewish and i grew up in montgomery alabama. and my parents were onere of the very few people that supported the bus boycott. that's just the way i grip and i thought. i didn't really realize that i was carrying on any kind of tradition until i finish it. i'm honored to have head that privilege. the powerful testimony to end.
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the author of a reckon with the record with the race. american failure. in the last chance for justice. if you would give us a round of applause. there is a podium at the center and if you would just step forward to be acknowledged if you a question my question is for mister data. could you speak about the nefarious nature of sundown iwns in the north in the midwest. and the influence on the national narrative. that our national dialogue. is exclusively focused on events that have transpired in
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the south. thank you sir.wn i don't think it has really affected the narrative. they were significant. let's deal with hartford new york. what you had is a school system particularly i can go into great detail in terms of new york where you can get that. and they knew that in 1966. they're still trying to do it now. they've asked for voluntary department of education in new york.
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they are very liberal part off new york. the parents don't want it.en what you've got. these are the lasting power. the senator. they had agreed in 1969. they should it in the south. unless you integrated the north. look at these towns. they went from minuscule back -- black conversations. there has beenn a d segregation suit since 1989. it still not settled. look at what happened in detroit. 1.3 percent of the population.
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it is 85% black at this point. the significance is the lack of physical and economic mobility at the stage. i would like to talk about the availability and what's happened now. other questions. i happen to be the brother. i will not ask my brother question. wes i like to do direct my question to lisa. it doesn't seem to be getting any better., that seems to be broken down.
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one of the things that they found. it was actually the black business owners. and they were having a terrible time getting middle-class black folks to participate in any of the direct action. the reason they were used because no one else would show up to march. all of that direct actions around it. they were trying to initiate. they were drying in new black activists into the movement. except to have their kids or their neighbors or their
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friends in prisons and from albany and in theal freedom rise. all the way through there was a strategic incentive. so that they could fundamentally understand. it was intentionallyeg they talked about openly. as a goal. i as being jailed together as something that would transform not just white attitudes in the south.it not just to fund the movement. but to bring them more into the trouble. they had written an excellent book on that subject. i would make reference to that book.
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i more interested in what he have to say and the reference to the opportunity for blacks and i'm anxious to hear what you have to say. we had have lots of conversations about this. what i see that is substantially different than anything before.ll it happened in the 1960s. but you are seeing massive aggressive recruitment by american corporations of african-americans at this point in time. and what you are finding as the pipeline is not enough to fill those situations. one of the reasons is. the focus, what we talked about. the commercial focus that needs to take place. when you look at the georgetown study. for exampleor of college majors
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40% of college majors are in community service related activities. even when you get to healthcare. what concerns me is income gapped. it is actually widened in the last three years. over various administrations. what we are dealing with. his preparation. and this is one of the things that martin luther king talked about in 1964. we must prepare for competitive society. it's exactly what whitney young junior have recommendedhi at exactly the same time. i think given an emphasis on a
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commercial mindset in the black community which is presupposed in educational background which we have to address before any of these topics can be resolved the building blocks of the civil veryty had to take place early on. i think there is a hugely different opportunity. there always will be. i think they are moveder that they are a significant significant opportunity at this point. thank you for your question dr. smith. are there other questions from the audience. my question is a little bit different. and this is directed at anyone that would like to answer on the panel. what do you give what you think of the attorney general success in the civil rights
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movement. nobody has talked about him yet. i would be interested to see what it if you think and the importance he head in the movement. i didn't hear your question in particularly. what he have to do with the hevil rights movement. here was what i will say about the department of justice. i think a bucket needs to be written at the doj and the way that they changed from browed be bored. the archives are fascinating because they did administration interviews with all of these and they are amazing. ramsey clark for examplele talks at length they grew up in new
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england. they never been to the south. they have not seen what segregation looked like geographically in the south. they have not given any thought into how it changed the physical landscape of northern cities.sc the archives are rich with primary source material. as well as that. talking about how their attitudes towards race relations changed or deal with ross barnett or deal with them. they talk about these racial encounters of these up extremely privileged white men. they have that comfort of a job.
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and they were sent down to the american south who actually watched with their eyes what it looked like. someone needs to write that book. anybody any takers.anod coming from new england where all of the schools are effectively segregated and still are. from hartford, boston bridgeport new haven new york albany., to give you an example that is tracing back to the reconstruction. in 1850 it was 1.3 percent. in 1935 it was still 1.3 percent. this is not a mecca for black people. >> we have to acknowledge all of our sponsors for this afternoon's panel. if there are any representatives.
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here is a look at some books being published this week. in the deep estate. they reflect on immigration to the united states. in his life as an undocumented immigrant. glenn beck offers his thoughts on political partisanship. and at the improbable wendell. they recount the life of wendell .
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the republican nominee for president in 1940. they continue with cbs white house correspondent major garrett report. mister trump's wild white -- wild ride. they profile derek black. they disavowed the upbringing. in heartland. they report on the poor and working-class in her home state of kansas. look at for these titles at bookstores in this coming week. in march for many of the authors in the near future and book tv. on c-span two. here is a look at some of the events we will be covering this week. we will be at the new york public library to hear new york university professor.
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explore the concepts of identity and identity politics. on tuesday at the manhattan institute in new york city the wall street journal matthew hennessey will weigh in on how it will generate. look for us at books incorporation in berkeley california. where the journalist will provide a history of latin american involvement in world war ii. for the pulitzer prize winning biographer. the life of wendell wilkie. the republican nominee for president in 1940. also that evening at the national world war i museum. they will report on a group of allied prisoners who escaped a german pow camp in 1918. that is a look at some of what book tv will become any --
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covering this week. we will look for them to air in the near future. here is a look at some authors. a weekly author interview program includes the best-selling nonfiction books and guest interviewers. they offered their thoughts. informer education secretary the schools in america. in the coming weeks on afterwards. the former secretary of state john carey well reflect on his life and career. in this weekend the political controversy. on how progressive influence academia. they are the center point.
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despite what your organization is addressed. and document for 30 years. they are trusted by a lot of people. inherently. you see someone on tv. they're talking about what talk about what happened in north korea today. they must know what they're doing. there is no such job as republican strategist. it seems really easy. i can't find a job. you begin to realize that it is all it's not brain watching. -- washing. it is done for convenience sake. it is done out of this is what we need.
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.. .. [inaudible conversations] >> good evening. good evening and welcome to george washington's university. i'm bradley graham, co-owner of politic and prose book store along with my wife.

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