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African American culture
Bernard Powers is the founding director of the College of Charleston’s Center for the Study of Slavery and a professor emeritus of history at the university. He’s an expert on African American history and culture and the role of slavery in American history.
Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University. Her new book, “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” traces a gift from an enslaved mother to her daughter as it passed through the generations.