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Interviews with authors David Blight and Miles Harvey.

Bought by WCMU Michigan and WKAR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 2
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On Feb 3rd, 1945, The all women of color, Six-Triple-Eight, was sent overseas to clear a two year backlog of mail. They were told it would take six...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

Bought by KVSC, KRZA, and KCBX


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Protesters and counter protesters, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Pro-Confederates and white supremacists faced off with counter-demonstrators on America's largest outdoor Civil War museum on Monument Avenue in Ri...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 26:39
Caption: Actors Key Meersman and Zachary Scott in The Young One (1960)
As with our recent show on the 1954 Salt of the Earth, here is another “forgotten film” that seems a kind of impossibility. Made by a Spanish filmm...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:31
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
Caption: Justin Hopkins performing the role of Booker Wright in "Repast." , Credit: Photo by Brandall Atkinson.
One spring day in 1965, a waiter in Greenwood, Mississippi gave an interview for an NBC television documentary. What he said has made him an unlike...

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 36:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint MD
Racial profiling has a little understood yet profound impact on race relations, and remains a source of fear and humiliation for blacks and other p...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 2
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On this episode of Culture Clique, we bring you part 3 of “What’s Race Got to do With It?” Media Management of Minority Images”. previously, Bryant...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 31:24
Caption: Waiter Carriers selling fried chicken. , Credit: Photo courtesy of the town of Gordonsville, VA.
Fried chicken has both been the vehicle for the economic empowerment of a whole group of people—and the accessory to an ugly racial stereotype. How...

Bought by KVLU, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 25:51
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Dedan Gills & Belvie Rooks
What might happen when the descendants of a white slave trader and of slaves meet? That is the brave and wrenching journey of Thomas DeWolf, whose ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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Radio Curious discusses interracial relationships with Harvard professor Randall Kennedy, author of “Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identit...

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Jan 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scipio A. Jones, Credit: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
In the final episode, the NAACP begins efforts to fight the death sentences handed down in Helena, led in part by Scipio Africanus Jones, the leadi...

Bought by WNCU


  • Added: Jan 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Carla Kaplan
White upper-class women seeking to become honorary blacks. Unheard of –right? That’s what began to happen during what became known as the Black Ren...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 1
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A recent book critical of Thomas Jefferson as a slaveholder has raised controversial questions about our founding father. Allison Quantz has the st...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:47
Caption: Robert Holmes
Robert Holmes talks about his family being among the first to integrate a neighborhood in Edison, New Jersey.

Bought by WEZU and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: New York University Press, Credit: Trade card for Cottolene
Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights by Robin Bernstein

  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 19:53
Caption: White students protest integration at the University of Mississippi in 1962. No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality. , Credit: Photograph by Flip Schulke/CORBIS
Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of America’s civil rights movement. No state in the South was more resistant to t...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio, WGTE Public Media, WFAE, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WFAE and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 25
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To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the nation’s finest historians gathered on September 24th at Norfolk State University to discuss th...

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., WUAL, and KWIT


  • Added: Oct 28, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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(NOTE: This program was updated in 2012 for the 100th anniversary of the eviction.) In 1912, the state of Maine evicted a mixed-race community fro...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KUER, WCQS, WFAE, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2009
  • Length: 58:39
  • Purchases: 20
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How some immigrants once considered non-white became white

  • Added: Feb 13, 2008
  • Length: 06:02
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a half-hour original radio drama

Bought by KUNM and WCBE


  • Added: Jul 03, 2007
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A story about Prohibition, the Drug War, music, and Savannah?s maritime history music

  • Added: Apr 25, 2006
  • Length: 17:46
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Best selling author James Loewen discusses his new book Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

  • Added: Nov 11, 2005
  • Length: 05:22