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What’s it like to discover that your ancestors participated in one of the most heinous acts of racial violence in the United States? That’s what happened to Karen Branan, journalist and the author of “The Family Tree”, when she learned that several of her ancestors had been involved in a lynching. Then she got an email from a descendant of one of the victims and came face-to-face with her family’s bitter legacy. Join us for a live conversation with Branan and Jackie Jordan Irvine, a professor emeritus of urban education at Emory University, as the 2 women grapple with their shared, painful history. Rachel Swarns and John Eligon, NYT writers, will bring you into the conversation. Subscribe to our Race/Related newsletter: https://nyti.ms/2IOiIpf
Posted by The New York Times on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Join Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director known for “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty” for a conversation about “Detroit,” her new film on the race riots of 1967. Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, who grew up in Detroit and revisited his hometown with Ms. Bigelow, will join the conversation. Leave your questions in the comments, and NYT writers Rachel Swarns and John Eligon will ask some. You can subscribe to the Race/Related newsletter here: nytimes.com/racerelated.
Posted by The New York Times on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
What are the experiences of families that adopt across racial and ethnic lines? We asked our readers and scores responded. Join our live chat with 2 women of color who were adopted as infants by white parents. Margaret Pendergast, an elementary school teacher in New York, was born in Honduras. Nicole Eigbrett, a legislative staffer in Massachusetts, was born in China. NYT writers Rachel Swarns and John Eligon will take your questions, and Margaret and Nicole will answer some. Subscribe to our Race/Related newsletter: http://nyti.ms/2q4eJP0
Posted by The New York Times on Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Join best-selling author Roxane Gay for a live conversation about race, feminism, Charlottesville and her newest book, “Hunger.” NYT writers Rachel Swarns and John Eligon will take your questions. Ms. Gay, a contributor to The New York Times Opinion Section, will answer some.
Posted by The New York Times on Wednesday, August 23, 2017
PBS News Hour: August 10, 2012 – Book Examines Varied ‘Tapestry’ of Michelle Obama’s American Ancestry