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Michelle Duster

PBS Books, in partnership with The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), presents this Author Talk with Michelle Duster about her book Ida B. The Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells.

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PBS Books: Judy Chicago

PBS Books presents this Author Talk with Judy Chicago about her book The Flowering: The Autobiography of Judy Chicago. This event will be a time for our viewers to get to know America’s most dynamic living artist.

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  • 7/25/21: American Black Journal – Millennials and the Black Church
    on July 23, 2021

    On the next American Black Journal, we'll continue our yearlong series on The Black Church in Detroit with a look at Millennials and the Black Church. Read Now at One Detroit.

  • Thousand Island Dressing Mystery: Uncertain origins of one of America’s favorite sauces
    on July 22, 2021

    What do you get when you mix mayonnaise, a vaudeville star, two swanky hotels and a fisherman’s wife? If you guessed Thousand Island dressing and an age-old mystery, you’d be correct.  Today, Thousand Island dressing is bottled and sold in grocery stores nationwide. You may even find a simplified version of the dressing (mayonnaise, ketchup or tomato puree, and pickle relish) at your favorite burger spot, masquerading as their “special” or “secret” sauce. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

  • The Suckers: Great Lakes’ “best supporting fishes” are important to the food web
    on July 22, 2021

    As an avid angler, Great Lakes Now Host Ward Detwiler has encountered suckers, a bottom-feeding family of fish that are present in all five Great Lakes and spawn in the rivers of the watershed. But he’s never been terribly mindful of them. “It’s never something you’re really out looking for,” Detwiler said. Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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