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Two stories - one imagined, one based on actual events - about prominent African Americans.

Bought by KKRN, WNJR, WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Tune in to “Sounds Jewish” for Jewish music in praise of Martin Luther King Jr. – plus songs that demonstrate the longtime simpatico between Jews a...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Go to the doctor and they won’t begin to treat you without taking your history — and not just yours, but that of your parents and grandparents befo...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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You might think of Coca Cola as an iconic American brand… but it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink...

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 25:24
  • Purchases: 1
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A gripping Civil War drama with an unusual twist.

Bought by WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN, KMUN, KWMR and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Shirley Sherrod on the porch of the antebellum mansion at Resora Plantation , Credit: Photo by Tina Antolini.
Shirley Sherrod’s introduction to the intermingling of agriculture and racism came when she was 17 years old, with an incident that changed the cou...

Bought by WJCT, WABE, and KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA


  • Added: Jan 01, 2016
  • Length: 50:14
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ericka Naegle (L) and Walter Naegle (R)
Walter Naegle tells his niece, Ericka, about the unconventional decision that he and his partner, Bayard Rustin, made to protect their union.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Summer is the time for baseball all over the country, and in Minnesota that’s no different. The history of baseball in Minnesota, however, has inc...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:56
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Presidents often disappoint us. Professor Rowland Brucken reads from his book, A Most Uncertain Crusade: The United States, the United Nations, and...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Classroom in the Islamic School in Seattle, Washington, 1982., Credit: Library of Congress
Sylviane Diouf of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture talks with Ed Ayers about some of the overlooked legacies of enslaved Muslims ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bloody Sunday-Selma, Alabama
It’s election season! But since the 2013 Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, many states have pushed changes to voter laws that raise di...

Bought by KMUN and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Author Sam Roberts reads about a civil rights pioneer indeed, from his new book. Another example of our daily 100-second show -- great for top-of-t...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
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Alton Yates tells his daughter, Toni, about being part of a small group of Air...

Bought by WEZU, New Hampshire Public Radio, WEZU, WTJU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Dwayne Betts
Poetry is form of self-expression that’s become vital to the incarcerated. To mark National Poetry Month, we bring you a special production by the ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Phyllis McEwen and Bob Devin-Jones bring to life African-American folktales and songs that Zora Neale Hurston collected in Florida in the 1930s.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 39:38
Caption: From the FBi file of W.E.B Du Bois
Under longtime director J. Edgar Hoover, for decades FBI agents obsessively read - and even imitated - African-American writing. Dr. William J. Max...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 30, 2013
  • Length: 11:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the March on Washington, August 28th, 1963, Credit: National Archives
August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech in front of the Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C., wh...

Bought by WAER, WUFT, WESM 91.3 FM, WCSU-FM, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Bernard Holyfield (R) and Charles Barlow
Bernard Holyfield (R) tells his friend Charles Barlow (L) about a painful memory from his childhood in the 1960s.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Presbyterian church in Vardy, Tennessee, was a community center for some Melungeon families. , Credit: Mary Helen Miller
The Melungeons were a mixed-race group in southern Appalachia with an elusive history. Now some Melungeon descendants are looking to DNA testing fo...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and WTJU


  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 16:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Charlie Morris remembers his brother's death in 1939, with his cousin Sylvester Lewis.

Bought by WEZU and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:46
  • Purchases: 2
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Until recently, not much was known about the first Africans who stepped foot on the North American continent. Today, scholars are learning unexpect...

Bought by KENW and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her writing with a focus on her most recent book of poems, Sonata Mullatica. [30:44]

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: Feb 29, 2012
  • Length: 30:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: This rough sketch for a children's book drew one D.C. native into a mystery regarding “Colored Only” signs in D.C. in the 1930s. , Credit: Rebecca Sheir
A well-meaning illustration in a children's book sparks controversy over segregation in the nation's capital in the 1930s.

Bought by Listenwise, WAMC, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Jan 31, 2012
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tate Brady, Credit: Beryl Ford Collection, Tulsa City-County Library
In the early 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had been so active in Tulsa, Oklahoma - doing everything from holding parades to organizing lynch mobs - that ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:34
Caption: At RAS, you can order Caribbean food (like the Bake and Shark, left) or Ethiopian cuisine (like the vegetarian platter, right)., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
What happens when Africa and the Caribbean culinarily collide in the U.S. capital? Dig in and find out!

  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 04:46