Tavis Smiley –Podcast Week Three 2014

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Camilo José Vergara – “Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto”


In 1970, award-winning photographer Camilo José Vergara took to the streets of Harlem to document the gradual collapse of a community. As he photographed the iconic New York district over the next 43 years, Harlem evolved from a decaying ghetto into a thriving multicultural neighborhood. Vergara joins us to discuss his latest volume of photography, “Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto”. Copyright Jose Camilo Vergara, from Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto, published by the University of Chicago Press. All rights…


Jeanne Theoharis – “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks didn’t make national headlines until she refused to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955, but she had already spent years in an often dangerous struggle for civil rights. Professor Jeanne Theoharis of Brooklyn College at the City University of New York joins us to discuss “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”, her new biography of the civil rights icon.


J. Peter Pham – Cease-fire in South Sudan

This week, a cease-fire was declared in the violent conflict in South Sudan that has left 10,000 civilians dead and 200,000 displaced since mid-December. The question now is whether the fragile peace between the opposing sides will hold. J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, joins us to discuss the conflict.


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