Expert panel discussion on America 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation

In conjunction with the release of the Jan/Feb issue of the Washington Monthly exploring where America stands 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, WKKF and the Washington Monthly partnered to conduct an expert panel discussion on this topic. The panel discussion was held at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., on January 25th and was covered live by C-SPAN. 

Panelists for this discussion included: Dr. Gail Christopher, VP of program strategy; Taylor Branch, historian and author of "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement;" Douglass Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II;" Elijah Anderson, author of "The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life;" and Paul Glastris, editor in chief at the Washington Monthly. 

To watch a replay of C-SPAN’s coverage of the panel discussion visit:


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