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The Hidden History of Juneteenth

Gregory P. Downs Talking Points Memo
A false story of Reconstruction spread by propagandists for Jim Crow segregation and disseminated in popular culture through Birth of a Nation continues to shape the national imagination.

Friday Nite Videos | June 11, 2021

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How Radical Gardeners Took Back New York City. Mdou Moctar | Chismiten. “Takeover”: New Doc Chronicles Historic 1970 Young Lords Occupation of Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. Is Most Published Research Wrong? Jordan Klepper Solves Guns.

The Fog of History Wars

David W. Blight The New Yorker
History is politics by other means, and we who care about it have to fight this war better and more strategically ourselves. We need history that can get us marching but also render us awed by how much there is to learn.

Friday Nite Videos | May 14, 2021

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Jordan Klepper - Arizona's Shady Recount. Line Rider Race - Who Will Survive? Colette: The French Resistance Fighter Confronting Fascism. Rashida Tlaib Delivers Powerful Speech About Palestine. The Underground Railroad | Series Trailer.

The Underground Railroad | Series Trailer

“Nothing was given, all was earned. Hold on to what belongs to you.” From Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead. Premiers May 14.

Friday Nite Videos | May 7, 2021

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A 60-Second Rant for DC Statehood | Mehdi Hasan. Yasmin Williams | "Restless Heart". We Will Transform Kentucky | Charles Booker. Desi Lydic Foxsplains: Is America a Racist Country? The Black Church That Could Bankrupt the Proud Boys.

A 60-Second Rant for DC Statehood | Mehdi Hasan

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, and politicians who ignore their state's own history shouldn't decry DC statehood. In a mini-rant, NBC’s Mehdi Hasan introduces the pot to the kettle. Start the clock!

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