Date Pegs » Black History Month - Under 49 min

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Mother and son poets meet to talk about the courage of poetry, the pleasures of red rice and language. Funny, moving.

Bought by KWMR, WJSU, KZYX, WABE, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2006
  • Length: 44:47
  • Purchases: 17
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Journalist Eric Arnold talks with Stanley Nelson, director of the documentary film: The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution.

Bought by KVNF, WMPG, WMPG, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo. and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1968, just hours after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the future Pulitzer Prize–winning author Garry Wills—then a young writer for Esq...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KGNU Boulder, Colo., KAAD-LP, KISU, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Jan 11, 2006
  • Length: 29:27
  • Purchases: 56
Caption: portrait of Barbara Johns, who led the walkout
In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the su...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KVNF, WMPG, WJCT, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 23
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Isabel Wilkerson talks about her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, focusing on the transfer of Southern ...

Bought by KWMR, KRZA, CI Dolphin Radio, Prairie Public, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Aug 05, 2011
  • Length: 25:33
  • Purchases: 11
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How did slaves resist their oppression? Three works explore what it means to resist and to survive.

Bought by KVNF, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KMUN, WUFT, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo. and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 21
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Considered by many the most important African American leader of the early twentieth century, sociologist, historian, author, teacher, and activist...

Bought by KVNF, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KMUN, WMPG, WUFT and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2005
  • Length: 29:10
  • Purchases: 44
Caption: Bridgette McGee holds a photo of her grandfather., Credit: Teri Havens
In 1951, Willie McGee was executed in Mississippi's traveling electric chair for raping a white woman. Six decades later, his granddaughter is on a...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis and Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 28:11
  • Purchases: 2
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The story of an ex-felon's transition from prison to the free world. James, who narrates, is 38 and has been in and out of prison all his adult lif...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KUER, RadioFreePalmer, PRX Remix, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2004
  • Length: 28:47
  • Purchases: 10
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A year in the life of Catherine "Coco" Means, as she leaves her long-time home in a Chicago public housing development and moves to her first priva...

Bought by KGNU Boulder, Colo., Vocalo.org, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2004
  • Length: 27:46
  • Purchases: 7
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Studs Terkel reads excerpts from Upton Sinclair's novel "The Jungle" in this history of African Americans in the packinghouse industry of Chicago.

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KVSC, KFCF FM, Spokane Public Radio, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2008
  • Length: 28:21
  • Purchases: 9
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The story of the worst homefront disaster of World War II -- an ammunition explosion that killed more than 300 men -- and what happened to the 50 A...

Bought by KVNF, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KVSC, KUER and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2004
  • Length: 25:12
  • Purchases: 22
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In Pennsylvania farmland that was the first stop on the Underground Railroad, a strike by Mexican mushroom pickers polarizes a Quaker community.

Bought by KVSC, WFHB, WRIR, KMUN, KUER and more


  • Added: May 28, 2004
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 15
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The history of a black church on an antebellum plantation and how it was saved from destruction.

Bought by KVNF, KUT, KDUR, WJAB, WNCU and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2006
  • Length: 29:33
  • Purchases: 6
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A series of four short programs that examine the song known as the Black national anthem.

Bought by WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and Stan


  • Added: Feb 21, 2006
  • Length: 19:53
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet and songwriter Abel Meeropol wrote that lament after seeing a photograph of two black teenagers hanging from a tree.

Bought by PRX Remix, Marfa Public Radio, KUER, WMMT, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 14:35
  • Purchases: 6
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A personal insight into the life of former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter - his life after the blockbuster hit movie.

Bought by KSFR, KSJD, KZYX, 90.5 WSNC, and KSFR


  • Added: Jan 08, 2006
  • Length: 14:07
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: It's Superman!, Credit: by Dude Crush
This is a telling of Virginia Hamilton's American Black Folktale "The People Could Fly."

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, WSLR, WDBM, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WABE and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2011
  • Length: 11:11
  • Purchases: 9
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Popular storyteller Imakhu Mwt Shekemet's contemporary version of Afro-Brazillian folktale, "Mae de Agua."

Bought by WSLR, WABE, KUT, KUT, WJAB and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2005
  • Length: 25:58
  • Purchases: 10
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A six-foot piece of jail-grade toilet paper from 1963 captures Civil Rights struggle

Bought by WABE, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUOW, KFAI Minneapolis, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2005
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 7
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The names of many of Reverend Martin Luther King Junior’s associates are well known: Harry Belafonte, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young. But one of his m...

Bought by WRIR, Prairie Public, WVIA, Boise State Public Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2011
  • Length: 07:38
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Nellie Mae Quander (1880-1961), 1st international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the 1st Greek-lettered sorority established/incorporated by African-American college women., Credit: Quander Historical Society, Inc.
Meet the oldest African-American family in Washington, D.C. - and, perhaps, the United States.

Bought by WJFF, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WABE, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 5
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A look at the sometimes tension-filled relationship between African immigrants and Black Americans.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KISU, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KFAI Minneapolis, WMNF and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2005
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 10
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Street performance piece with Artist damali ayo as she panhandles around the country to create dialogue about reparations for slavery.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, KRUA, WBHM and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 2004
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 10
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This is the second in a five-part radio series focusing on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The demonstrations were viewed suspi...

Bought by WABE, WEAA, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WJAB, WVAS and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2003
  • Length: 07:17
  • Purchases: 7
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The African-American experience with Shakespeare

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WABE, KZYX, PRX Remix, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2006
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 8
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History of Barbara Jordan's Constitutional speech on Watergate

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, KZYX, WRIR, KSFR, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2005
  • Length: 08:44
  • Purchases: 15
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Spoken-word poetry detailing memories of the 1991 Los Angeles Uprising

Bought by WSLR and KSFR


  • Added: Jul 02, 2004
  • Length: 06:04
  • Purchases: 2
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A piece that explains how African-American students across the country are struggling to find stylists capable of doing their hair, and what length...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Early in his career, Jerry Blavat was a disc jockey at WHAT, one of the two Philadelphia Black AM radio stations at the far right end of the dial. ...

Bought by WFHB, WDSE, KUER, WABE, KUOW and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 6
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Louise Williams is known as the “Gospel Queen of Philadelphia.” For 49 years, she hosted “The Louise Bishop Program” at WDAS, one of the highest-ra...

Bought by KUCB, WFHB, WDSE, PRX Remix, and KUOW


  • Added: Jan 15, 2014
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Former WDAS disc jockey Doug Henderson Jr., Credit: Yowei Shaw
Jocko Henderson was one of the most imitated Black personality disc jockeys of all time. He's known as the godfather of rap, the “Ace from Outer Sp...

Bought by KUCB, WFHB, WDSE, PRX Remix, Delta College Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 6
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Harvey Holiday was one of the few white disc jockeys who made it big on Black radio in Philadelphia in the 70s. His highly-rated Sunday night “Holi...

Bought by WFHB and KUOW


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 2
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Record label executive Joe McEwen was one of the many white kids listening to Black radio in Philadelphia in the 50s and 60s. Here, McEwen talks ab...

Bought by WFHB and KUOW


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 2
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In the late 50s and 60s, jazz musician Sam Reed was the house leader at the historic Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia. The Uptown was the Phill...

Bought by WFHB, WDSE, and KUOW


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Karen Warrington
Karen Warrington, director of communication for Congressman Robert Brady, has been an independent voice for Black political and social empowerment ...

Bought by WFHB, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Former WHAT disc jockey Sonny Hopson, Credit: Yowei Shaw
For a time in the late ’60s, no one’s microphone in Philadelphia blazed hotter than Sonny Hopson. He was dynamic, exciting and wildly unpredictable...

Bought by KUCB, WFHB, WDSE, PRX Remix, and KUOW


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Disc jockey Dyana Williams
Dyana Williams started her broadcasting career in 1973 as one of the few African-American women on the air. Her radio handle? Ebony Moonbeams. Sinc...

Bought by WFHB, WABE, and KUOW


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 3
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If given the chance to interview Dr. King, this is what a group of third graders would have asked him.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, Boise State Public Radio, WMMT, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2009
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: First Congregational Church of Detroit, Credit: http://www.the-ugrr.org/
Therese Peterson started volunteering as an actor in the the Underground Railroad Reenactment tour in late 2005. She says that if she wasn't given...

Bought by KVNF, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KISA Digital Studios, WMMT, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Apr 28, 2009
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 12
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Three students reflect on what it means to be "Black" at Carleton College

Bought by WTIP, KRZA, KUT, KFAI Minneapolis, WGBH Radio Boston and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2005
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 13
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Commentary on poverty issues

Bought by WMNF and WMNF


  • Added: Sep 30, 2005
  • Length: 02:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Hurricane Katrina stirred up a national dialogue about racial inequality and prompted Blunt's Bly Lauritano-Werner to take a look at some of the di...

Bought by KZYX, PRX Remix, KSFR, KTNA, and YouthCast


  • Added: Oct 18, 2005
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Chris Rock, Credit: Seattle Times
How do Black people think Anglos (white people) think they talk?

Bought by KUER and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Aug 08, 2009
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Youth Radio's Ahmina James is on a mission to make "being green" colorless.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Vocalo.org, New Hampshire Public Radio, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 02, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Athletes are often role models, as are some politicians and teachers. And musicians, like pianist Awadagin Pratt, can be considered role models as...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: May 01, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Julian Bond (right) at the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs, with other members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee., Credit: Julian Bond
We know what history books say about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech - but what about the people who were there?

Bought by KUCB, WJFF, RadioFreePalmer, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KHSU and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 22
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America's first African American female millionaire.

Bought by KSKA, RadioStPete Florida, KETR-FM, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 6
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A social media hashtag celebrates black Cosplayers and the spin they put on classic characters.

Bought by PRX Remix, WAER Syracuse, NY, and WXAV 88.3FM Chicago


  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 20:11
  • Purchases: 3