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In the telling of American history, African American history is vitally important. Find out more with UCTV programs about American history in all its complexity.

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In the telling of American history, African American history is vitally important. Find out more with UCTV programs about American history in all its complexity.

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

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

    Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles transformed both US and World History. These seminal liberation struggles include the important yet relatively unknown series of early twentieth-century southern African American streetcar boycotts as well as the iconic Civil Rights-Black Power Insurgency (1935-75). First, Waldo Martin examines why and how these foundational freedom struggles proved essential to the making of the modern African American Freedom Movement. Second, he examines the centrality of the modern African American Freedom Movement to both the creation of the modern United States and the development of the modern world. Waldo Martin is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Lectures" [Show ID: 35148]

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Gifts of the Storyteller with Brenda Stevenson - UCLA Faculty Research Lecture

    Gifts of the Storyteller with Brenda Stevenson - UCLA Faculty Research Lecture

    UCLA history professor Brenda Stevenson studies slavery and the Antebellum South, some of our country’s most painful moments and eras. Because there is not much in the way of documentary evidence of the lives of women of color, enslaved women and women from the South, Stevenson must work as an investigator to discover their inner lives and experiences. This is often done through stories told through the age, some of which she shares in the UCLA Faculty Lecture. Series: "UCLA Faculty Research Lectures" [Show ID: 35126]

    • 59 min
    Prison Abolition and a Mule with Paul Butler

    Prison Abolition and a Mule with Paul Butler

    By virtually any measure, prisons have not worked. They are sites of cruelty, dehumanization, and violence, as well as subordination by race, class, and gender. Prisons traumatize virtually all who come into contact with them. Abolition of prison could be the ultimate reform. Georgetown Law Professor Paul Bulter explores what would replace prisons, how people who cause harm could be dealt with in the absence of incarceration, and why abolition would make everyone safer and our society more just. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Lectures" [Show ID: 35147]

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Charles Mingus and Tijuana Moods - Helen Edison Lecture Series

    Charles Mingus and Tijuana Moods - Helen Edison Lecture Series

    One of the most important composers in jazz history, Charles Mingus documented his lively impressions of Tijuana in "Tijuana Moods," a rarely performed suite. Join Grammy-winning jazz author Ashley Kahn; eminent alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, a longstanding member of Charles Mingus' band; Anthony Davis, UC San Diego professor of music and noted composer, pianist and improviser; and Steven Schick, UC San Diego professor of music, percussionist, and conductor, for an exploration of the legacy of African-American composer Charles Mingus and his historic Tijuana Moods album. Series: "Helen Edison Lecture Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 32750]

    • 57 min
    Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling with Jack Glaser and Paul Figueroa -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady - UC Public Policy Channel

    Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling with Jack Glaser and Paul Figueroa -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady - UC Public Policy Channel

    Social psychologist and author Jack Glaser makes a compelling case against racial profiling in law enforcement, arguing that it’s not only wrong, but can lead to more crimes being committed by non-profiled groups in this timely conversation on race, shooter bias and stereotypes with Oakland Assistant Police Chief Paul Figueroa and Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Series: "Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 29096]

    • 53 min
    Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

    Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

    Angela Davis visited UC Santa Barbara for a screening of "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners," a documentary by Shola Lynch that chronicles Davis's life as a young, outspoken UCLA professor. Angela Davis and producer Sidra Smith answer questions from the audience. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 25917]

    • 36 min

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