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This edition: Pamela Newkirk on the Life of Ota Benga

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 24, 2015.

First aired: July 6, 2015.

Journalist Pamela Newkirk joins Bob Herbert to shed some light on a piece of history that is little known throughout New York City and the country. Newkirk is the author of the new book "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga," which tells the heartbreaking story of a young man from the Congo who was captured and placed on display in a cage at The Bronx Zoo in the early 20th century.

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Pamela Newkirk Author, "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga”

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