Political Animal


January 25, 2013 3:23 PM Race, History, and Obama’s Second Term: A Discussion

By Ed Kilgore

If you missed the free live event this morning to discuss the many interconnected issues raised in the January/February issue of the Monthly—or the live broadcast at CSPAN and webcast here at PA—a full recording is up on the CSPAN site.

Speakers included: Taylor Branch, author of The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement; Gail Christopher, W.K. Kellogg Foundation vice president for program strategy; Douglas Blackmon, author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II and contributing editor at The Washington Post; Elijah Anderson, author of The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life and William K. Lanman Jr., professor of Sociology at Yale University.

Washington Monthly Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris moderated the discussion.

Check it out at your leisure.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.