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How jazz influenced the fight for racial equity.

  • Added: Nov 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:39:38
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Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was is the story of radio’s role in the 20th century transformation of the African American community. First aired in 1996, the specials have been reformatted into six hours for 2021. Original host Lou Rawls guides us, with new narration from original producer Jacquie Gales Webb. Through interviews, historical airchecks, comedy, drama, and music, the series reveals the remarkable correlation between milestones of Black radio programming and African American culture. Among other topics the series explores the role of radio during the great migration of Blacks from the South, trail-blazing Black DJs and stations, and Black radio during the Civil Rights movement.

  • From: PRX
  • Updated: Feb 01, 2021
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21 Pieces

One-hour radio shows perfect for your Feb 2009 Black History Month special program schedule

Black History Month

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What does it mean to be 'Black enough'?

Bought by WHFR, KUAT, RadioFreePalmer, WGUC/ WVXU, Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 29, 2022
  • Length: 51:57
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Portrait of a young black woman, seated, holding nine string banjo , Credit: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
We trace the history of this most American of instruments from its ancestors in West Africa through the Caribbean and American South and into the p...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WCQS, New Hampshire Public Radio, KBBI Alaska, KUCB and more


  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Join host Kathlene Ritch as she celebrates Black History Month! Featuring music of African American composers William Dawson and Moses Hogan. Kathl...

Bought by WVIA, New Hampshire Public Radio, WNMU-FM, High Plains Public Radio, and KALW


  • Added: Jan 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Mother and son poets meet to talk about the courage of poetry, the pleasures of red rice and language. Funny, moving.

Bought by KWMR, WJSU, KZYX, WABE, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2006
  • Length: 44:47
  • Purchases: 17
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Journalist Eric Arnold talks with Stanley Nelson, director of the documentary film: The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution.

Bought by KVNF, WMPG, WMPG, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo. and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1968, just hours after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the future Pulitzer Prize–winning author Garry Wills—then a young writer for Esq...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KGNU Boulder, Colo., KAAD-LP, KISU and more


  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 9