THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD is a weekly, international affairs television series, which is produced in Washington, New York City, and in countries around the world. The series is broadcast nationally on public television and PBS stations. The series is also distributed internationally by Voice of America Television. Whether here in the United States or abroad, DENNIS WHOLEY sets out to explore the cultural, social and political lives of people around the world.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Professor Nikki M. Taylor, Ph.D., Chair of the History Department at Howard University to discuss the essential role of African Americans in the history of the United States and the way in which our country's history impacts the lives of African Americans today. The conversation touches on many complex issues both past and present. Professor Taylor shares her personal insights and discusses the various books she has written including, Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio.