Season 1

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 synthesis of medicinal drugs was used to treat glaucoma and arthritis, although his race presented many challenges, …

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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 being recognized their central role in U.S. history. It was the predecessor to “Negro History Week,” which was the …

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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 1972 by the United States Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Audio

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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 then the decline of the Negro Leagues after Jackie Robinson historic signing by the Brooklyn …

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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 Ruth,” Gibson is considered to be one of the greatest player who never played in the …

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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. Listen to my new mini episode about the "Mother of the blues". Please support our Patreon:...

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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 Posey, Gus Greenlee and Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson because two the most marketable icons in all of …

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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 Negro League and ushered in the golden age of Black Baseball. Podcast links: Please …

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Dec. 2, 2020

The Negro League: Part 1 - The Amateur Era

Black Baseball got its start with amateur clubs and after the civil war the popularly of baseball exploded. Of course, black players were not able enjoy this boom with Black Players being banned in the major leagues and later in …

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Nov. 2, 2020

The Souls of Black Folks

This episode chronicles his life and legacy of W.E.B Du Bois, he spent 70 years of his life advocating for the advancement of African Americans. while he had philosophical disagreements with other African-American leaders and his ideas on how to...

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Oct. 11, 2020

The complex legacy of Booker T Washington

Two great leaders of the black community in the late 19th and 20th century were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. However, they sharply disagreed on strategies for racial and economic progress. This episode is about the complex life …

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Sept. 29, 2020

The Black Renaissance

The Black Renaissance was a movement with The Harlem Renaissance being at the center of that movement. The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered around the Harlem neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City...

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Sept. 14, 2020

Women's suffrage vs Black Suffrage

The Suffrage movement for African Americans and Women had their roots in the abolitionist movement but in the 70 years between the Seneca Falls Women's rights convention and the ratification of the 19th amendment, the two groups relationship was...

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Sept. 6, 2020

One Mic: Black History Trailer

Trailer from Black Veterans Episode to give an idea of what to expect from the show.

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Aug. 31, 2020

The Attack on Black Veterans

Inspired to defend their country and pursue greater opportunity, African Americans have served in the U.S. military for generations. But instead of being treated as equal members of society upon their return from military service, thousands of Black...

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Aug. 19, 2020

The First Great Migration

The Great Migration was the movement of 1.5 million African Americans rural areas in the South to northern industrial cities this occurred between 1916 and 1940 caused primarily by the poor economic conditions as well as the prevalent racial...

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Aug. 9, 2020

The Red Summer

Red Summer is the period from late winter through early autumn of 1919 during which white supremacist terrorism and racial riots took place in more than three dozen cities across the United States. I discuss the the underlining conditions like …

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July 25, 2020

Harlem Hellfighters

The 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment and commonly referred to as the Harlem Hellfighters, was an All black United States infantry regiment that fought for France during World War I.New podcasts...

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July 18, 2020

Houston riot of 1917

The little known story about the mutiny and riot by 156 soldiers of the Third Battalion of the all-black 24th United States Regiment on August 23, 1917 Please support our Patreon.

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