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Craft in America: QUILTS episode

Craft in America: QUILTS episode

– I STARTED HAND-SEWING THINGS THAT I CALLED WALL HANGINGS. PEOPLE SAID, “OH, THOSE LOOK LIKE QUILTS,” AND I SAID, “WHAT’S A QUILT?” HA HA! – QUILTS REALLY REFLECT EVERYTHING, FROM THE VERY, VERY PERSONAL TO THE REALLY BIG SOCIAL AND CULTURAL MEANINGS. – FOR ME, A QUILT IS THE RECORD OF A COUNTRY AS WRITTEN IN THE BOTTOM-UP STORY OF SO-CALLED ORDINARY PEOPLE. – QUILTS ARE MAGIC. THEY’RE SPECIAL. THEY CAN KEEP YOU WARM. THEY CAN COMFORT YOU. THEY…

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Deep Soul: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Deep Soul: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

(logo clicking) (upbeat music) – Good afternoon everybody, thank you for being here. I am Emmanuel Saez, professor of Economics and chair of the Small Moses lectureship committee. So this year I am delighted, along with the grad division to introduce our speaker, Waldo E Martin Jr. Who is a professor of history here at Berkeley and who will be this year’s speaker in the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture Series. So this lecture series in the social sciences was established…

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Black men: Making it in America (Part 2) – interview with Ronald Mincy | VIEWPOINT

Black men: Making it in America (Part 2) – interview with Ronald Mincy | VIEWPOINT

Brad: Hey everyone, this is part two of our discussion with Ronald Mincy. It picks up right where we left off in part one. Welcome back. So we’ve, kind of…we go beyond just looking at, sort of, trends in economic success and trends in poverty in this report to investigate what are the factors that are associated with greater success for black men in America. And one of the things that we, kind of, investigated, sort of, how, you know,…

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ch 9) Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom

ch 9) Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom

The United States government’s support of slavery was based on an overpowering practicality. In 1790, a thousand tons of cotton were being produced every year in the South. By 1860, it was a million tons. In the same period, 500,000 slaves grew to 4 million. A system harried by slave rebellions and conspiracies (Gabriel Prosser, 1800; Denmark Vesey, 1822; Nat Turner, 1831) developed a network of controls in the southern states, hacked by the laws, courts, armed forces, and race…

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Year of Return: The African Americans moving to Ghana – BBC Africa

Year of Return: The African Americans moving to Ghana – BBC Africa

To me there is no such thing as a black woman in Ghana. I’m a woman in Ghana. Living in the US, all of the seats are taken, all the big brands are there, where here, you have an opportunity to create a seat at the table. It’s significant to know where you belong and where you came from. For Angela Matthews and Cindy Meyers this morning marks the start of a trip they never thought they would make. I…

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Oprah Winfrey Awarded The Medal of Freedom

Oprah Winfrey Awarded The Medal of Freedom

Early in Oprah Winfrey’s career, her bosses told her she should change her name to Susie. (Laughter.) I have to pause here to say I got the same advice. (Laughter and applause.) They didn’t say I should be named “Susie,” but they suggested I should change my name. (Laughter.) People can relate to Susie, that’s what they said. It turned out, surprisingly, that people could relate to Oprah just fine. In more than 4,500 episodes of her show, her message…

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“My Mom Got Shot In The Head” – Trevor Noah – (It’s My Culture)

“My Mom Got Shot In The Head” – Trevor Noah – (It’s My Culture)

And it was a Sunday morning I was in bed still asleep, it was early in the morning maybe like 9 or 10 o’clock. and the phone rings and it’s my baby brother using my mom’s phone his name is Isaac, he’s 9 years old so I answer the phone like, hello? “Hello, Trevor?” I said, hey Isaac what do you want? “How are you?” I am fine thanks. “I am also fine, thank you.” I am fine thanks and…

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“Sports In America” – Trevor Noah – (African American) LONGER RE-RELEASE

“Sports In America” – Trevor Noah – (African American) LONGER RE-RELEASE

You guys love your sports out here I’ve never seen more focus put on sports anywhere else in the world Americans love there sports back to front you analyze them you worship them you watch the game before the game you watch the game after the game you talk about what might happen in the game you talk about what’s happening in the game and then you talk about what happened in the game and what could have and what…

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