Studio 360: Black History Month Icons

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Studio 360 celebrates Black History Month with three stories of American Icons.

First, a look at John Henry, a folk hero, tall tale and railroad worker, who is said to have won a race against a new steam-powered drill. Then, tracing the influence of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, from promotion of the abolitionist cause to the protagonist being deemed a race traitor. Lastly, how Miles Davis’ “Kind Of Blue” became a jazz masterpiece.

Learn more about WNYC's Black History Month programming.

Airs Thursday, February 19 at 8pm on 93.9FM

Listen to John Henry:

Listen to Uncle Tom's Cabin:

Listen to "Kind Of Blue":