Tricia Rose to discuss Black Lives matter at Luther College

Most well-known for her groundbreaking book on the emergence of hip-hop culture, Rose’s “Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America” is considered a foundational text for the study of hip-hop. “Black Noise” won an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1995, was voted among the top 25 books of 1995 by the Village Voice and in 1999 was listed by Black Issues in Higher Education as one of its “Top Books of the Twentieth Century.”

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses indigenous people’s history

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz recieved the 2015 American Book Award for An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.

Video: “Forbidden City, USA” by Arthur Dong receives American Book Award

Video footage available for online viewing, via C-Span.

2015 American Book Award ceremony video footage

Video footage of the 2015 American Book Award ceremony is available to view online, via C-Span.

C-Span broadcasting footage of the 2015 American Book Awards ceremony

The ceremony took place October 25, 2015 at the SFJazz center. Ceremonies for the American Book Awards will be broadcast on C-Span2 / BookTV this Saturday afternoon, Dec. 19, at 4:15 Eastern.

Astra Taylor, 2015 American Book Award recipient, speaks with Elaine Brown

Astra Taylor received the 2015 American Book Award for “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age.” On behalf of the New Yorker, she speaks with activist and former Black Panther Elaine Brown about nonprofit job training organization, Oakland and the World Enterprises.

Naomi Klein, American Book Award recipient, discusses climate change.

Naomi Klein, recipient of the 2015 American Book Award for This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, discusses the Paris Climate summate. From The Nation:

Marlon James, 2015 American Book Award recipient, talks about Toni Morrison

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Wajahat Ali discusses the politics of Muslim-American names

Journalist and Before Columbus Foundation board member Wajahat Ali discusses considerations Muslim Americans face when choosing names in this article for the New York Times:

Anne Waldman, American Book Award recipient, interviewed

Find the interview of 2015’s recipient of the American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement below: