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In 1943, Duke Ellington debuted a landmark 43-minute musical portrayal of the African-American experience at Carnegie Hall. We'll hear music from i...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:02
Caption: Dr. Tommy J. Curry
Where can the experiences of black men and boys be told and justified? Perhaps not within academia...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 27:30
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People of mixed heritage lead complex lives, often navigating between two racial and/or cultural identities. Producer Jocelyn Robinson, who lives t...

Bought by KICI and WNYO


  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 27:04
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1925, the African-American philosopher Alain Locke (1886-1954) launched a revolutionary black arts movement now known as the Harlem Renaissance....

Bought by WNYO


  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 34:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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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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March 17th marks Nat King Cole's centennial, and on this program, we chronicle his rise to stardom in the 1940s.

Bought by Troy Public Radio and WJSU


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Sounds Jewish commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. with music that honors the late Civil Rights leader.

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King addressing the Unitarian Universalist Association in Hollywood, Florida in May 1966
Monday, January 21 is a special day in the United States. It is the day we come together to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Mart...

Bought by KSTK and WGZS


  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 57:35
  • Purchases: 2
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Stories about We The People, pushing back, in the pursuit of a better America.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KWIT, KICI, and KWTF community radio for Sonoma County


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Inmates at LBJ
During the war in Vietnam, there was a notorious American military prison on the outskirts of Saigon called Long Binh Jail. But LBJ wasn’t for capt...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 18:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Once you forget the struggle, you won’t appreciate where you are.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Dorohy Cotton
Dr. Dorothy Cotton, one of Martin Luther King's top colleagues in the civil rights movement, passed away at her home in Ithica, New York, Sunday, J...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: WBEZ's Making Obama
From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White t...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KUER, KRWG, Indie3 Radio, Capital Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 30
Caption: WBEZ's Making Obama
From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White t...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KUER, KRWG, Indie3 Radio, Capital Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 32
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The plot that killed the dream. The Who, What, Where, How and Why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated.

  • Added: Mar 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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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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For Black History Month, we present THE 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14) and former Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey, who wo...

Bought by WNJR and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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: Dick Gregory
The retrospective of 2017 continues with mixes from Charlottesville to Washington with music and emotions from a turbulent year

Bought by KDUR


  • Added: Dec 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:03
  • Purchases: 1
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A look at the pianist and composer's early life and career, including an interview with Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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