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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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As the black-pride movement gained momentum in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an increasing number of jazz artists began to incorporate the messag...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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A program featuring tributes to inspirational figures such as Paul Robeson , Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. from Freddie Hubbard, Coun...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Frank Campbell was a teenager when he was sold to keep Georgetown University afloat. He was one of some 272 enslaved people sold by Jesuits in Maryland to plantations in Louisiana., Credit: Ellender Memorial Library, Nicholls State University
(9/4/2017) As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Bought by WWNO, WMUU-LP, WNCU, WUFT, KOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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A program about Louis Armstrong’s mid-career years, in which he led the small-group All-Stars, scored chart hits with pop ballads, and became a Col...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, presenting the second of a two-part program exploring the life and music of Thelonious Monk, with special gue...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, presenting the first of a two-part program exploring the life and music of Thelonious Monk, with special guest...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, featuring musical tributes to the so-called “Black Metropolis,” including Duke Ellington’s “Harlem,” Roy Eldr...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, 90.5 WSNC, WUCF, and WCPN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint
This piece features the voices of black Americans who came of age during the civil rights era: an era that lives with a mix of pain and pride in th...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this excerpt from the Peace Talks Radio series, learn about the history of Conscientious Objectors in the U.S. and the high profile role that th...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRGY


  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jackie Robinson
Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

Bought by KAZU, WAER, WVAS, WMOT, and WJSU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Long before the rise of the black-pride movement in the 1960s, Ellington was writing music that celebrated African-American culture, personalities,...

Bought by WJFF


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s Black Music Month and we’re celebrating with a look at only a few of the many many incredible artists who have shaped music, crossed genres an...

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: B.B. King
A music intensive two-hour program of B.B. King performances that celebrate his long-standing role as the unassailable "King of The Blues." Paul I...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WXXI, KWIT, KVNF, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:42
  • Purchases: 14
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Three key speeches of American civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior are excerpted and commented on by two lea...

Bought by KUCB, Prairie Public, WVAS, WUAL, KUCB and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 26
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Nelson Mandela's life and times are recalled in conversation with radio documentarian Joe Richman who researched Mandela's story for a major 2004 d...

Bought by KZYX, WJFF, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, WNMU-FM, KUNM and more


  • Added: Jun 24, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Nelson Mandela's life and times are recalled in conversation with radio documentarian Joe Richman who researched Mandela's story for a major 2004 d...

Bought by KUOW, KUOW, global24radio, KDNK, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Jun 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:41
  • Purchases: 10
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The fourth and final installment of the Jazz Crossroads of America series. In the 1960s universities began to establish jazz education programs, an...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WPTC


  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Gary Giddins joins host Dick Golden to discuss Louis Armstrong's life in music. Many seminal Armstrong recordings are featured.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:36
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Author Gary Giddins joins host Dick Golden to discuss Louis Armstrong's life in music. Many seminal Armstrong recordings are featured.

Bought by KAZU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:42
  • Purchases: 1
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A profile of jazz pioneer and celebrated composer Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:31
  • Purchases: 1
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A profile of jazz pioneer and celebrated composer Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:12
  • Purchases: 1
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From the 1940s to the 1990s, several jazz composers undertook several large-scale orchestral compositions that portrayed the journey of black peopl...

Bought by WCPN, WCSU-FM, KAZU, WMOT, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2010
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 14
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A one-hour program of jazz music, exploring the connection between jazz and civil rights in 20th-century America. Perfect for Black History Month (...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WCSU-FM, WMOT, WVAS and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 12
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How did slaves resist their oppression? Three works explore what it means to resist and to survive.

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, KGNU, KMUD, KMUN, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 16