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with Tiya Miles, professor of African-American Women's History at the University of Michigan


For Black History Month from "On Being": public historian Tiya Miles. She's a MacArthur "genius" who's unearthing an especially painful chapter of the American experience - the intersecting history of African-Americans and Native Americans, and the little-known narratives that Cherokee landowners held black slaves. Even with history this difficult, Tiya Miles shows us the possibility of stretching the canvas of the past wide enough to hold both hard truths and healing. With Krista Tippett, we discover new ways to make history useful.



"Toward Living Memory." 

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