Episodes

Oct. 21, 2021

Where is Black Eden?

Black Eden was the Town of Idlewild, Michigan, from 1912 through the mid-1960s. Idlewild had an active year-round community and w…

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Oct. 6, 2021

The Death of Fred Hampton

An explanation the life and death of Fred Hampton. Hampton was a young, gifted leader with a talent for organizing people who …

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Sept. 22, 2021

Who are the Scottsboro Nine?

The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women aboard a train near Scottsboro, Alabama, …

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Sept. 9, 2021

The Demise of The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party emerged at a time of political activism and excitement at the possibility of radical social change. While…

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Aug. 26, 2021

The FBI vs The Black Panther Party

During the late 60s no Black Power group grew more than The Black Panther Party but with that growth came government repression. …

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Aug. 12, 2021

The Black Panther Party for Self Defense Pt. 1

The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby …

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July 29, 2021

The Real Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall—perhaps best known as the first African American Supreme Court justice, He also had a profound contribution to …

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July 15, 2021

The History of Lynching in America

Lynching, a form of violence in which a mob, under the pretext of administering justice without trial, executes a presumed offend…

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July 1, 2021

The New Negro Movement - Intelligent Speech Conference

The end of World War I fostered a new way of thinking for African Americans. Thousands of African Americans migrated from the Jim…

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June 17, 2021

The Story of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is annual holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, its a mix of June …

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June 1, 2021

The Tulsa Massacre Pt.3 - The Invasion of Greenwood and Aftermath of …

The entire 35 blocks of the Greenwood commercial district were completely destroyed. A total of 191 Black-owned businesses, sever…

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May 31, 2021

The Tulsa Massacre Pt.2 -The Spark

It was May, 30th 1921 and on this day Dick Rowland was on his way to the Drexel building. Which was mostly closed for the Memoria…

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May 30, 2021

The Tulsa Massacre Pt.1 - The History of Black Wall St.

Greenwood was named the town after another town called Greenwood, Mississippi. The first store was a grocery store on the corner …

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May 20, 2021

Last Hired, First Fired - African Americans and The Great Depression

The Great Depression was the worst economic downturns in the industrialized world, While no group escaped the economic devastatio…

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May 13, 2021

Hollywood vs Black History - The United States vs Billie Holiday

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is set primarily during the height of Holiday's career in the later period of the legendary …

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May 3, 2021

The Tragic Life of Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday, one of the most famous of jazz singers of all time and was a superstar of her day. She first rose to prominence i…

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Feb. 22, 2021

Pioneering Genius: The Life of Percy Levon Julian

Percy Julian was a pioneering chemist who with only a 10th grade education went on to earn his Ph.D. His research into chemical s…

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Feb. 8, 2021

The Origins of Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the study and achievements of African Americans and a time when they weren't bein…

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Feb. 3, 2021

The Tuskegee Experiment

The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, was an unethical natural history study conducted between 1932 and 197…

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Jan. 26, 2021

The Negro League: Part 4 - Major League Integration

The last episode in the 4 part series about the Negro Leagues, I discuss the peak of the Negro National League during World War 2…

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Jan. 11, 2021

The Life of Josh Gibson

Joshua Gibson was a Negro League catcher and one of the greatest home run hitters in the game’s history. Known as “the black Babe…

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Dec. 24, 2020

The Life of Ma Rainey

If you enjoyed Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Now you can learn the true story about the women behind the play, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. …

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Dec. 15, 2020

The Negro League: Part 3 - The Legend of Satchel Paige

Just as Negro league baseball seemed to be at its lowest point and was about to fade into history, along came owners Cumberland P…

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Dec. 8, 2020

The Negro League: Part 2 - The legacy of Rube Foster

Rube Foster was an amazing pitcher but his role with the game was more than being a player he was the vision behind the first Neg…

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