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.


60 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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


  • 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 WGTE Public Media, Morehead State Public Radio, KICI Iowa City, Vermont Public Radio, WHYY and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 15
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 WGTE Public Media, KWMR, WCMU Michigan, WTJU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 12
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, KRDP 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 WGTE Public Media, Morehead State Public Radio, KICI Iowa City, and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 51:48
  • Purchases: 4
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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 KVSC, WVAS, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KTSW 89.9, WGTE Public Media, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WRKF, Morehead State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 53:45
  • Purchases: 12
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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 WGTE Public Media, WRKF, WCSU-FM, and KWTF community radio for Sonoma County


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 51:23
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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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 WGTE Public Media, KWIT, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WLPR , KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 12
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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
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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. Colita Fair...

Bought by WSGE, KWIT, and Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 3
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How the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane were tied to the struggle for racial e...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, KMUN, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KPSQ-LP, WCSU-FM and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:51
  • Purchases: 17
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When faced with a court order to integrate, Prince Edward County in Virginia closed its entire school system in 1959 rather than integrate. Now, fo...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, KPSQ-LP, WLPR , WNSB, Morehead State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 52:53
  • Purchases: 12
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A conversation with former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning Natasha Trethewey.

Bought by WNSB, KRZA, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Pulitzer Award-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey - Maya Angleou's global legacy - Highlights from Fu...

Bought by WGTE Public Media, WUGA (part of GPB), Georgia Public Broadcasting, WNSB, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 6