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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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Palo Alto, CA

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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.

Language:

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