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Black History Month

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Deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Rediscovering its Humanity

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In this episode of On Being: wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own.

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The Tavis Smiley Show: Memories of the Movement

Monday, February 23, 2015

This two-part Black History Month special from The Tavis Smiley Show highlights personal memories from those who served on the frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement.

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No Boundaries: Music in the Life of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

Sunday, February 22, 2015

WQXR host Terrance McKnight presents a new special highlighting the life and music of composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.

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Specials

The Legacy Of Massive Resistance

Saturday, February 21, 2015

In 1951, a group of African American students organized a strike to protest their substandard school facilities. Hear memories of that movement in this special from With Good Reason.

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Classics For Kids

The Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Paul Laurence Dunbar was a black poet whose work appears in William Grant Still’s "Afro-American" Symphony. Hear about this writer and listen to his poetry on Classics for Kids.

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State Of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement

Friday, February 20, 2015

On this special from American RadioWorks: the extraordinary tactics whites in Mississippi used to battle integration and its lasting impact in American politics today.

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Studio 360: Black History Month Icons

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Studio 360 celebrates Black History Month with three stories of American Icons: John Henry, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and "Kind Of Blue" from Miles Davis.

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RE:Defining Black History

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we hear a lot of the same civil rights stories. In this special, explore some alternative narratives surrounding Black History Month.

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The Power of African-American Art

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This special from State Of The Re:Union explores the role of African-American art in black history and American life as a whole.

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An Imperfect Revolution: Voices from the Desegregation Era

Monday, February 16, 2015

Nearly everyone who experienced school desegregation has a story to tell about crossing racial lines. On this episode of American RadioWorks, we hear memories about integration.

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Classics For Kids

The 'Afro-American' Symphony

Saturday, February 14, 2015

William Grant Still’s "Afro-American" Symphony was the first work by a black composer to be performed by a major orchestra. This week we walk through this composition.

Classics For Kids

About William Grant Still

Saturday, February 07, 2015

William Grant Still was known as the Dean of African-American composers. Learn about his life and music and listen to his daughter recall memories of her famous father.

American RadioWorks

Say It Plain

Sunday, February 23, 2014

For generations, African American orators have been demanding justice and equality, reminding America to make good on its founding principles of democracy. From Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey, to Fannie Lou Hamer and Malcolm X, to Shirley Chisholm and Julian Bond, hear the stirring words of African American figures as they call for action on civil rights and the unmet promise of democracy.

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Specials

BBC Witness: Black History Month Special

Saturday, February 22, 2014

On this special hour-long episode of Witness from the BBC World Service, listen to incredible interviews looking at the African-American experience as told by people who were there.

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State of the Re:Union

New Leaders

Friday, February 14, 2014

State of the Re:Union shines the spotlight on the next generation of grassroots leaders in the African-American community. Having traveled the country for five years, State of the Re:Union has seen the emergence of African-American leaders pushing to make change — people we may never hear about because they aren't on talk shows or leading national causes.

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RE:Defining Black History

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we are treated to a lot of the same familiar civil rights stories. In this special, you can hear some alternate narratives, ones edited out of the mainstream imagining of Black History.

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American RadioWorks

Remembering Jim Crow

Sunday, February 09, 2014

For much of the 20th Century, African Americans in the South were barred from the voting booth, sent to the back of the bus, and walled off from many of the rights they deserved as American citizens. Until well into the 1960s, segregation was legal. The system was called Jim Crow.

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A Musical Biography of Florence Beatrice Price

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for "The Price of Admission," a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Black History Month: Choral Trailblazers

Sunday, February 02, 2014

To kick off Black History Month, Kent Tritle presents music by African-American composers and arrangers including Florence Price, Aldolphus Hailstork and William Grant Still.

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WQXR Blog

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Black Classical Music History

Saturday, February 01, 2014

WQXR will present a number of special programs and features throughout Black History Month. Test your knowledge of black classical music history in our quiz.

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