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Elizabeth Alexander

Clifford Alexander, Jr. and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her father, Clifford Alexander, Jr. and his role in quelling violence after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

Clifford Alexander, Sr. arrives in America

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her grandfather, Clifford Alexander, Sr. and his emigration from Jamaica to start a new life and raise a family in Harlem.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

What it means to be African American

Elizabeth Alexander and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discuss what it means to be African American, especially in the context of Alexander's mixed heritage.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

Connecting the African American past to the present

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her family's accomplishments, and how they may (or may not) relate to what Henry Louis Gates, Jr. revealed about her ancestry.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments
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