Investigative journalist Tim Hashaw explains how his search for his own confederate roots led him to discover the truth about the African imprint on the Jamestown colony in his book The Birth of Black America: The First African Americans and the Pursuit of Freedom at Jamestown
. Then, Seton Hall visiting legal professor Raymond Brown moderates a multi-cultural panel of historians, scholars and theologians as they weave together a narrative of the first American settlement from varying ethnic perspectives. Then, Tavis assembles a group of scholars, activists and historians to take a look back 400 years at the Jamestown settlement and the ultimate African imprint left on it and America as a whole. This conversation features highlights from the annual State of the Black Union symposium where African-American intellectual, political and social leaders gather to contextualize the Jamestown settlement and its significance in the contemporary concept of American history and social progress. [Broadcast Date: February 24, 2007]
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