Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special

Airs Friday February 17th at 8PM on 93.9 FM, AM 820, and NJPR; Sunday February 26th at 9PM on AM 820

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Maya Angelou at home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Maya Angelou at home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Ken Charnock/Getty)

Maya Angelou defines Black History, as it is embraced in our popular culture with an emphasis on the civil rights era and a poetic acknowledgement of late activist, Rosa Parks. In this one hour historical trek, Dr. Maya Angelou renders a poetic portrait of the day-to-day lives of African Americans during the civil rights era, when artists and activists, musicians and ministers joined hands with people from all walks of life to bring about a historic change in our culture.  Program features Congressman John Lewis, Poet Nikky Finney, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Ambassador Andrew Young.

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April from Manhattan

A comment and a question: The first is that my white mother worked in the Federal Writers' Project during the Depression. (Too bad we don't have one now, along with other arts). Her job was mainly to talk with white workers. One common complaint was "You JUST can NOT get those n-ers to work!" Step N Fetchit was practicing passive aggression, or better, passive resistance. So Please Don't Put him Down. Question: The first African American cabinet member was appointed by a Southern President, LBJ, who had MLK to the White House. The first black woman cabinet by another Southerner, Jimmy Carter, to head the newly founded the Education Dept, and also Ambassador Young, and another White Southern President the most African Americans. Give them some credit. Now we have a black president!! It's so great to hear these wonderful women: the older wise woman. and the younger. Bless you all! I was in the civil rights movement, along with many other white Southerners from all over the South. We need a new movement for Economic Equality! I'm ready. Where to plan?

Feb. 17 2012 08:59 PM

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