Black History Month specials

Series produced by With Good Reason

Caption: Barbara Johns
Barbara Johns 

With Good Reason Specials for Black History Month

From an intimate conversation with Toni Morrison, to an exploration of the gospel roots of Rock and Roll, join us as we celebrate the lives and contributions of African Americans.


45 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In 1979, members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists in Greensboro, North Carolina. Aran Shetterly, who is writing a b...

Bought by KVCR, Spokane Public Radio, KXCV, and WNMU-FM Marquette, Mich.


  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 4
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-In 1979, members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists in Greensboro, North Carolina. The killings still reverberates i...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KVCR, KICI Iowa City, Spokane Public Radio, WTJU and more


  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 14
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-In 1979, members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists in Greensboro, North Carolina. The killings still reverberates i...

Bought by KRZA, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., Kansas Public Radio, Radio Phoenix, WUGA (part of GPB) and more


  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 12
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When writer and radio producer Lulu Miller (Invisibilia) discovered she’d have to leave Virginia, she wrote a startling love letter to the state-- ...

Bought by WSGE, KUHF, Troy Public Radio, WNMU-FM Marquette, Mich., and KXCV


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 5
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-When writer and radio producer Lulu Miller (Invisibilia) discovered she’d have to leave Virginia, she wrote a startling love letter to the state--...

Bought by KMUN, New Hampshire Public Radio, KLCC, KUHF, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 14
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When writer and radio producer Lulu Miller (Invisibilia) discovered she’d have to leave Virginia, she wrote a startling love letter to the state-- ...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WFHB, WTJU, Kansas Public Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The most important architectural thinker of the young American republic was Thomas Jefferson. He also held captive more than 600 enslaved men, wom...

Bought by WHYY, KXCV, Troy Public Radio, and WNMU-FM Marquette, Mich.


  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 4
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The most important architectural thinker of the young American republic was Thomas Jefferson. He also held captive more than 600 enslaved men, wom...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, KICI Iowa City, Vermont Public Radio, WHYY, WAER Syracuse, NY and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Barbara Johns
New local tours are helping to heal racial wounds.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: :29
Caption: The Empathy Tours
New “empathy tours” are telling local histories of African Americans and helping heal racial wounds. In Danville, Virginia, which was briefly the ...

Bought by KWMR, WCMU Michigan, WTJU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The Empathy Tours
New “empathy tours” are telling local histories of African Americans and helping heal racial wounds. In Danville, Virginia, which was briefly the ...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., Kansas Public Radio, KVSC, WLIW, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 11
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-In 1898, a black man named John Henry James was lynched in Charlottesville, Virginia, right across the street from what is now With Good Reason's ...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, KICI Iowa City, and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 51:48
  • Purchases: 3
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In 1898, a black man named John Henry James was lynched in Charlottesville, Virginia, right across the street from what is now With Good Reason's s...

Bought by WVAS and WNMU-FM Marquette, Mich.


  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
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-Scholars, historic interpreters, and descendants of enslaved people recently gathered at Montpelier, the home of James Madison. -Justin Reid tell...

Bought by Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WRKF, Morehead State Public Radio, KWIT, KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 53:45
  • Purchases: 10
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Scholars, historic interpreters, and descendants of enslaved people recently gathered at Montpelier, the home of James Madison. They were there to ...

Bought by Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), Morehead State Public Radio, and WJFF


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 3
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-Justin Reid tells the story of how he set out to find the plantation where his great-great grandfather was enslaved, and what he found there. -Hi...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KMUD, and KKRN


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 3
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-- Cassandra Newby-Alexander explores how we should commemorate 1619 and what’s at stake when we ignore it. -- Richard Chew explains how a British ...

Bought by WRKF, WCSU-FM, and KWTF community radio for Sonoma County


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 51:23
  • Purchases: 3
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Stories about We The People, pushing back, in the pursuit of a better America.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KWIT, KICI Iowa City, and KWTF community radio for Sonoma County


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Maggie Walker was an African American teacher and businesswoman and the first woman of any race to charter a bank in the United States. There's now...

Bought by KWIT, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 11
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Maggie Walker was an African American teacher and businesswoman and the first woman of any race to charter a bank in the United States. Now there's...

Bought by WSGE, KPSQ-LP, KMUN, KGNU Boulder, Colo., WUGA (part of GPB) and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 9