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WATCH LIVE ONLINE AND ON C-SPAN2 SATURDAY @ 11AM ET - 2011 Harlem Book Fair

Mutiple Authors

About the Program

Book TV will be LIVE from the 13th annual Harlem Book Fair from the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Our schedule of coverage includes:

11:00 AM ET - Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund, "The State of African American Literacy"

11:40 AM ET - Panel: Manning Marable's Malcolm X

Herb Boyd, co-author, Civil Rights, Yesterday & Today

Peniel Joseph, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama

Zaheer Ali, former associate director of Columbia University's Malcolm X Project

Sonia Sanchez, author and activist

1:05 PM ET - Panel: African American Economic History

Carol Jenkins, co-author of Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire

Julianne Malveaux, Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History.

2:30 PM ET - Panel: History of African American Humor

Larry Wilmore, I'd Rather We Got Casinos...and Other Black Thoughts

Mel Watkins, On the Real Side: The History of African-American Comedy

Sabrina Lamb, A Kettle of Vultures...Left Beak Marks On My Forehead

Jam Donaldson, Conversate Is Not A Word.  

3:55   PM ET - Panel: African American History and Biography

Carla Peterson, Black Gotham: A Family History of African-Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City

Gregory Jones, Job: A Man for His Time, A Man for Our Time, A Man for All Time

Craig Williams, The Olympian: An American Triumph

Mark Johnson, Basketball Slave: Andy Johnson Harlem Globetrotter/NBA Story

Dan Charnas, The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop

5:20   PM ET - Panel: Obama Administration

Wornie Reed, Yvonne Newsome, Hayward Derrick Horton, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, and Deobrah King, contributors to Research in Race and Ethnic Relations, Vol. 16: Race in the Age of Obama

Johnny Hill, The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream

Program Information

WATCH LIVE ONLINE AND ON C-SPAN2 SATURDAY @ 11AM ET - 2011 Harlem Book Fair

Past Airings

  • Sunday, July 24th at 12am (ET)
  • Saturday, July 23rd at 11am (ET)
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