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African-American History: Being First

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African-American History: Being First

African-American History: Being First

African-American History: Being First

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African-American history is filled with a long line of "firsts," and from Colin Powell to Halle Berry, recent history is no exception. Join host Neal Conan and guests for a look at the achievement and the responsibility of being the first.

Guests:

Mary Francis Berry
*Chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Jessie Carney Smith
*University Librarian at Fisk University
*Author of Black Firsts: 4,000 Groundbreaking and Pioneering Historical Events

David Dent
*Author of In Search of Black America: Discovering the African American Dream
*Journalism Professor at NYU