Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Legacy of Slavery

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Uploaded by UCtelevision on May 1, 2008
In this presentation from the Legacy of Slavery series, UC Berkeley Professor and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Leon Litwack, deals with "Trouble in Mind: African Americans From Emancipation to the 1990's." Litwack talks about the racist treatment of African Americans using examples from the Roaring 20's with lynching occurring weekly to World War II where German soldiers caught by allied troops were treated better than American black soldiers to the Civil Rights' movement of Post World II. Series: Legacy of Slavery [1/2004] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 8112]

The words of former Secretary of State Colin Powell aptly capture the popular sentiment of slavery: "It is incomprehensible that trafficking in human beings is taking place in the 21st century - incomprehensible but true." Host Jeffrey Callison sits down with scholars and officials to discuss the history of the slave trade in California, and modern day trafficking in our state.

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