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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Most histories of the civil rights movement focus on the South. Find out how activists and organizations in the North shaped the movement. Also: hear the history of the Hemings family of Virginia. Plus, a look at the life of Swiss modernist Le Corbusier -- and a conversation with Daniel Libeskind, one of today's leading architects!

Civil Rights in the North

Most histories of the civil rights movement focus on the South. Find out how activists and organizations in the North shaped the movement too. Thomas Sugrue is author of Sweet Land of Liberty.

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The Hemings Family of Monticello

The Hemings family had close blood ties with President Thomas Jefferson, due to Jefferson’s relationship with slave Sally Hemings, who was also the half-sister of his late wife Martha. Historian Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from Virginia in the 1700s to its dispersal after Thomas Jefferson’s death in 1826. ...

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Le Corbusier: A Difficult Personality

Swiss architect Le Corbusier was one of the most influential of all modernists and helped lay the groundwork for 20th century architecture. He was also a rather difficult and controversial personality whose relationships with clients often ended badly. Nicholas Fox Weber’s new biography is Le Corbusier: A Life.

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Studio Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind, one of today’s leading architects, talks about how philosophy, music, theater, and film have influenced his work. His new book with architecture critic Paul Goldberger is Counterpoint.

Events: Daniel Libeskind will be in conversation with Paul Goldberger
Wednesday, December 10 at 6 pm
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