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The recent election of Kamala Harris as the first African American female vice president points to a new period in the long and rich tradition of African American political history. Today’s panel, The History of Black Politics: A Long Road—The Black Political Tradition, is a moderated discussion hosted by Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and PBS Newshour. Capehart will be joined by a “rock star” panel of legislative leaders including U.S. Representatives James Clyburn, Terri A. Sewell, and Eleanor Holmes-Norton, former Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie L. Brown, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman. We’ll also hear from Charles Henry, Lorenzo Morris and Spencer Overton. The discussion also features a Q&A session with questions from The HistoryMakers PoliticalMakers Advisory Committee. After an unprecedented election cycle and a year like no other, be sure to tune in for this important discussion on the past of black politics, and the future that lies ahead.

This 90-minute program is scheduled to stream on YouTube and Facebook Live at 12:00 noon EST on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 as the sixteenth installment of The HistoryMakers 20@2020: 20 Days and 20 Nights Convening and Celebration.

Advisory Board

The Honorable Harriet Elam-Thomas Former U.S. Ambassador
The Honorable Harriet Elam-Thomas
Former
U.S. Ambassador 
 
Charles P. Henry Professor Emeritus, African American Studies -University of California, Berkeley
Charles P. Henry
Professor Emeritus
African American Studies
University of California, Berkeley
 
Minyon Moore Principal, Dewey Square Group
Minyon Moore
Principal
Dewey Square Group
Lorenzo Morris Professor, Political Science -Harvard University
Lorenzo Morris
Professor Political Science
Howard University 

 

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

12 noon EST/ 11 a.m. CST/ 10 a.m. MST/ 9 a.m. PST

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