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December 5, 2016

August 23, 2016

February 9, 2016

October 6, 2015

Since 2015, April Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author of At Mama’s Knee and The Presidency in Black and White, has brought together panelists and moderated an ongoing series of discussions on the topic of race in America today. During these panels, which are often broadcast on C-SPAN Book TV, leading writers and commentators address recent and longstanding issues with candor and urgency. Click the images on the left to view previous discussions, and find out more about the upcoming or most recent event below.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.
At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW

April Ryan hosts a discussion with Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, former chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights, and author most recently of Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich; Avis Jones-DeWeever, founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, president of Incite Unlimited, and former executive director of the National Council of Negro Women and author of How Exceptional Black Women LeadWesley Lowery, one of the Washington Post's lead reporters covering the Black Lives Matter movement, part of a 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for reporting on Police shootings, and author of They Can't Kill Us All; and Julianne Malveaux, president emerita of Bennett College for Women, author of Are We Better Off? and a frequent speaker on economics, women’s rights, and public policy.