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To celebrate Black History Month, throughout February our curated collection will bring together stories, interviews, speeches, and performances honoring the role of African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in U.S. history.

To celebrate Black History Month, throughout February our curated collection will bring together stories, interviews, speeches, and performances honoring the role of African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in U.S. history.
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To celebrate Black History Month, throughout February our curated collection will bring together stories, interviews, speeches, and performances honoring the role of African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in U.S. history.

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English


Episodes

The Future of Black History

2/22/2016
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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Jay-Z, and Zadie Smith are just a few among the black authors and creators we'll hear from this week. In our 100th episode, we present the men and women making black history today, from music moguls to authors, chefs to television stars. Please join us for a look at of some of the most incredible guests The New York Public Library and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture have had the privilege to host. In order of appearance:Marcus...

Duration: 01:00:00


Renaissance Man George Washington Carver

1/27/2016
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Born into slavery in 1861, Carver taught farmers the value of crop rotation and developed hundreds of food recipes, especially for peanuts. (Science Friday, NPR, 11/6/2014)

Duration: 00:20:00


Fresh Air Remembers Charlie Sifford

2/16/2015
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Sifford died Tuesday at 92. During his career, he won more than $1 million and was the first black golfer inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1992. (Fresh Air, WHYY, 2/5/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Maya Angelou in Her Own Words

2/10/2015
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In one of her last interviews, recorded just a fortnight before her death, Maya Angelou said her hope for the world was that people will one day ‘look into each others’ faces and say "good morning" and mean it’. (Books & Arts Daily, RN, 6/2/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Zora Neale Hurston's Literary Legacy

2/26/2014
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Harlem Renaissance fixture Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, is the subject of a biography written by her niece which recounts Hurston's literary legacy. (Weekend Edition, 11/14/2004)

Duration: 00:05:00


Ella Fitzgerald, 'First Lady Of Song'

2/23/2014
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A tribute documentary to Ella Fitzgerald, the undisputed queen of jazz singing and American popular song. (Jazz Profiles, NPR, 6/13/2007)

Duration: 00:05:00


The Harlem Gospel Choir

2/17/2014
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The founder of the Harlem Gospel Choir, Allen Bailey, talks about the Choir's links with the church and Michael Jackson. (Arts on Sunday, 4/25/2010)

Duration: 00:05:00


'12 Years A Slave': Slate's Spoiler Special

2/13/2014
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Forrest Wickman and Aisha Harris discuss the film 12 Years a Slave. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen this movie. (Slate Magazine, 10/19/2013)

Duration: 00:05:00


Oprah's Influence Around the World

2/6/2014
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The influence of Oprah Winfrey's chat show - which ended nearly three years ago - spread well beyond the borders of the United States, being broadcast in around 150 countries. (The World, 5/25/2011)

Duration: 00:05:00


The 'Children's March': A Documentary

2/5/2014
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A chronicle of the lesser-known "Children's March" of the Civil Rights Movement, featuring rare archived audio and interviews with the children involved, now in their sixties. (Alabama Public Radio, 1/13/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Harriet (Tubman) The Spy

2/2/2014
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Harriet Tubman is most well-known for her work on the underground railroad. But she also led a double life as a spy for the Union. (Weekend Edition, 8/30/2009)

Duration: 00:05:00


Dr. King: 'I Have a Dream' (1963)

1/30/2014
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Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream." (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/28/1963)

Duration: 00:05:00


'Mother Night' by James Weldon Johnson

1/30/2014
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A reading of "Mother Night", by James Weldon Johnson. This weekly poetry project was originally selected to celebrate Black History Month. (Librivox, 1/26/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Colin Powell: 'The Gettysburg Address' (2009)

1/30/2014
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The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln as recited by Colin Powell. (Learn Out Loud, 7/2/2009)

Duration: 00:05:00