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    • Samella Lewis interview

    • African Americans in art; African American artists - Biography - History and criticism; African American art
    • Samella Lewis discusses her book, "African American Art and Artists." She explains that her book examines the lives and artwork of African American artists from the eighteenth century to the present. In addition to art, Lewis discusses new work in...
    • Nelson George interview, 2004 April

    • African Americans - History - 1964-; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-; African Americans - Intellectual life - 20th century; African Americans in popular culture; Popular culture - United States - History - 20th century; United States...
    • Nelson George discusses his book, “Post-Soul Nation: The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant, and Tragic 1980s as Experienced by African Americans (Previously Known as Blacks and Before That Negroes).” He begins with talking about how African...
    • Henry Louis Gates interview, 2004 February

    • Social classes - United States; African Americans - Interviews; African Americans - Social conditions - 1975-
    • Henry Louis Gates discusses his book, “America Behind the Color Line.” Professor Gates explains how he traveled across the United States interviewing African Americans in an attempt to discover why and how black America split into what he...
    • R.J. Smith interview

    • African Americans - California - Los Angeles - Intellectual life - 20th century; African American arts - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century; African American neighborhoods - California - Los Angeles - History - 20th century;...
    • R.J. Smith discusses his book, “The Great Black Way.” He begins by discussing some of the historical figures that his book explores, such as, Chester Himes who fathered the black detective novel. He explains how in the 1940s when President Franklin...
    • Guy Johnson interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American soldiers - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction; Oklahoma - Fiction
    • Guy Johnson discusses his novel, “Standing at the Scratch Line.” He begins by talking about how he wanted to write about the life experience of African Americans in the early 1900s. He describes how his main character joins an all-black battalion...
    • Eric Copage interview

    • African Americans - Biography - Anecdotes; Inspiration - Anecdotes; Social values - United States - Anecdotes; Spiritual life - Anecdotes; African Americans - Conduct of life - Anecdotes
    • Eric Copage discusses his book, “Soul Food.” He begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of inspirational stories, poems and fables written by and for African Americans. Some of the authors include, Nikki Giovanni, Oprah Winfrey, Queen...
    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African American...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2001

    • African American women - Fiction; African American businesspeople - Fiction; African American business enterprises - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cosmetics industry - Fiction; Betrayal - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her novel, “What You Owe Me.” She explains that her book begins in 1948 when an African American woman befriends a European Jew. The two women go into a cosmetic business together until one betrays the other. She...
    • Kari Winter interview, 2005 February 06

    • Africa - Description and travel; Slaves’ writings, American; Slave trade - Africa - History - 18th century; Slavery - New England - History - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Social conditions - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Biography....
    • Kari Winter discusses her book, “The Blind African Slave.” She begins by explaining that the book recounts the true story of the life of Jeffrey Brace. Brace was born in West Africa in the 1740s and later captured by slave traders at the age of...
    • Cupcake Brown interview

    • San Francisco (Calif.) - Biography; San Diego (Calif.) - Biography; Inner cities - California - San Diego; African Americans - California - San Diego - Social conditions; African American families - California - San Diego; African Americans -...
    • Cupcake Brown discusses her book, “A Piece of Cake.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life. Her story starts when she was eleven years old and her mother dies unexpectedly. She is then subjected to a series of abusive...
    • Pumla Gobodo–Madikizela interview, 2003

    • De Kock, Eugene; Police - South Africa - Biography; Reconciliation - Political aspects - South Africa; Death squads - South Africa; Political violence - South Africa; Political persecution - South Africa; Torture - South Africa; Human rights -...
    • Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela discusses her book, “A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness.” Gobodo-Madikizela talks about her meetings with Eugene de Kock, the apartheid regime death squad head. She describes the encounters...
    • Edward Ball interview, 1998

    • Ball family; Plantation life - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; Slaves - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; Slaveholders - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; African Americans - South Carolina - Charleston Region...
    • Edward Ball discusses is book, “Slaves in the Family.” The book covers the history of the Ball family and its plantation and slave ownership. Ball talks about a slave uprising and says that following emancipation, the Ball family became sharecrop...
    • Thomas Parham interview, 2000

    • African Americans - Psychology
    • Thomas Parham discusses his book, “The Psychology of Blacks: An African-Centered Perspective,” co-authored with Joseph White and Adisa Ajamu. Parham says that the first edition of the book was written by White in about 1984 as an introduction to...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 1997

    • Women television producers and directors - Fiction; African American television producers and directors - Fiction; African American singers - Fiction; Grandmothers - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her book, “Singing in the Comeback Choir.” Campbell describes the character, Maxine, who is the executive producer of a talk show in California. She talks about her grandmother, and children who have to take care of...
    • Denise Nicholas interview, 2005

    • African American women - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Southern States - Fiction
    • Denise Nicholas discusses her novel, “Freshwater Road.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book about a teenage girl who joins a theater group in Mississippi during 1964. The book describes the tensions and changes that were happening in...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip interview, 2004 January 26

    • Washington (D.C.) - Biography; United States - Race relations; African Americans - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Racially mixed women - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Passing (Identity) - United States - Case studies; Racially mixed women - United...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip discusses her book, “Finding Grace.” She begins by explaining that the book continues her family’s story that she began to tell in her book “The Sweeter the Juice.” She tells the story of her biracial heritage and how...
    • Paula L. Woods interview, 2003 August

    • Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; African American police - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Paula L. Woods discusses her novel, “Dirty Laundry.” She begins by explaining this is another book in the series that follows her character Charlotte Justice. She talks about how the city of Los Angeles changes after every political election. ...
    • Michael Datcher interview, 2001

    • Datcher, Michael, 1967-; Datcher, Michael, 1967- - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; African American families - California - Los Angeles; Fatherless families - California - Los Angeles; Journalists - United States -...
    • Michael Datcher discusses his book, “Raising Fences.” He begins by talking about his early life and his choice to live with his adopted family over the real family who gave him up. Martinson asks him to read a passage about his adoption and how...
    • Kimberla Lawson Roby interview, 2000

    • Married women - Fiction; Spouses of clergy - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; African American clergy - Fiction
    • Kimberla Lawson Ruby discusses her book, “Casting the First Stone,” which is a book that is very universal and applicable in order that readers can relate to it. Her book describes the life of a minister’s family that loses their focus on the...

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