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The History of White People in America

The History of White People in America

10:18AM (9 mins) web series

dir. Jonathan Halperin, Drew Takahashi , Ed Bell , Pierce Freelon , Aaron Keane 

Episode 1: The white “race” was invented by rich Virginians in 1676 in the aftermath of a populous rebellion of impoverished, indentured, and enslaved Africans and Europeans known now as Bacon’s Rebellion.

Episode 3: How skin became color, color became race and race became power as told by President Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and one of their five children, Eston Hemings.

Earlier Event: August 16
Later Event: August 16
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