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Junius Williams

Unfinished Agenda

February 3, 2014

Junius Williams, attorney, activist, NMAAHC-Library of Congress Civil Rights Oral History Project Participant, discussed his memoir with Tom Hayden, social and political activist, author, and politician.

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Natasha Tretheway

On Art and History

On May 6, 2013, US Poet laureate Natasha Trethewey read from her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection Native Guard.


Mug shot of Joan Mulholland

An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Mulholland

On March 27, 2013, a moving film about Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a Civil Rights activist, was followed by a discussion with Mulholland; her son, Loki Mulholland, who is the writer and director of the film; and William Pretzer, senior NMAAHC curator.


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Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

On March 25, 2013, NMAAHC director Lonnie Bunch discusses with Deborah Willis, Ph.D. her latest work, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery.