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BHM Special: A Curse Upon the Nation (hour)

From: With Good Reason
Series: Black History Month specials
Length: 53:54

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How today's racial rhetoric borrows from the past - Author Paula Seniors on her mother's turn to militant activism - Responding to Birth of a Nation - Black entertainers and the civil rights movement

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In her new book “A Curse Upon the Nation: Race, Freedom and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World,” Kay Wright Lewis explores the black perspective on racial extermination. Also: Paula Seniors talks about her forthcoming book, which studies the lives of African American working class communist women and the link between the struggle for black civil rights and international revolution.

Later in the show: D.W. Griffith’s Civil War epic Birth of a Nation is notorious for its racist scenes. Avi Santo discusses the recent short film, Our Nation, which tells the story of a young African American teenager’s response to the film in Norfolk, Virginia in 1915. And: A recent book by Emile Raymond tells the little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights movement.

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In her new book “A Curse Upon the Nation: Race, Freedom and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World,” Kay Wright Lewis explores the black perspective on racial extermination. Also: Paula Seniors talks about her forthcoming book, which studies the lives of African American working class communist women and the link between the struggle for black civil rights and international revolution.

Later in the show: D.W. Griffith’s Civil War epic Birth of a Nation is notorious for its racist scenes. Avi Santo discusses the recent short film, Our Nation, which tells the story of a young African American teenager’s response to the film in Norfolk, Virginia in 1915. And: A recent book by Emile Raymond tells the little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights movement.

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