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August 26, 2020

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September 21, 2016

Excerpt from The Washington Post:

"Have you ever seen a computer in a skirt? Duchess Harris has. In a photo submitted to Historically Black, a project by The Washington Post, Miriam Daniel Mann walks with purpose down a Hampton, Va., street in 1943, clutching a thick, h...

September 17, 2016

Excerpt courtesy of MinnPost.

"My grandmother was in the group of the first 11 black women recruited to work at NASA, and I’ve wanted to tell this story for 25 years,” said Miriam “Duchess” Harris, a professor and chair of the American Studies Department at Macalester C...

August 22, 2016

The Hidden Figures trailer is out, which tells the story of the African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. Using their calculations, John Glenn became the first...

August 2, 2016

In this hour, John talked to listeners about the backlash against Donald Trumps comments about a Muslim military family.  Then he spoke with Prof. Duchess Harris about the Black Lives Matter book she authored for school use

(Interview with Duchess starts at minute 17)


July 28, 2016

Lena Katherine Gardner. Dr. Duchess Harris, Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati and Liz Loeb speak on a panel held at Springhouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 28, 2016.

August 15, 2015

Macalester Professor Duchess Harris joins TPT in the studio to talk about her co-written classroom book on the topic of the Black Lives Matter movement.

July 22, 2015

President Obama's eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney stirred the nation on Friday. Pinckney was the pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopalian church in Charleston, S.C. He was killed along with eight other people last week when a white man opened fire during...

March 7, 2015

The one-man show "Thurgood" opens tonight at the Illusion Theater. On this week's Friday Roundtable, MPR News' Tom Crann talked with three Minnesotans about the life and legacy of Thurgood Marshall and his connection to the current conversation about race in America....

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