Black History Month
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Leonard Lopate hosts a one-hour gospel special in honor of Black History Month.
Golden Gate Gospel Train, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet (under the billboard)
Good News, Marion Williams and Ward Singers
A City Called Heaven (Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow), Mahalia Jackson
What Makes a Man Turn His Back on God?, Bessie Griffin w. Alex Bradford
The Old Ship of Zion, Norsalus McKissick & Martin Singers
Walk Around, R. H. Harris w. Soul Stirrers
Touch the Hem of His Garment, Sam Cooke w. Soul Stirrers
Jesus Be My Keeper, Cecil Shaw w. the Union Spiritual Singers
Lord Hold My Hand, Jess Whitaker w. Pilgrim Travelers
Thank You for One More Day, Ira Tucker & Dixie Hummingbirds
Burying Ground, Julius Cheeks and the Sensational Nightingales
Everybody’s Gonna Have a Wonderful Time, Sister Rosetta Tharpe w. Dependable Boys
I’ve Got Religion, Mme. Edna Gallman Cooke w. Radio Four
The Moan that Keeps Homes Together, Marion Williams
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, J. Robert Bradley
Working on the Building, by Brother Joe May w. Sally Martin & Sally Martin Singers
Uncloudy Day, Mavis and the Staples Singers
God Be With You, J. Earle Hines w. St. Paul’s Baptist Church Choir
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Scott Joplin was a famous African-American composer. Learn about other black composers from America and abroad this week on Classics for Kids.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Friday, February 01, 2013
William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American” is the first symphony composed by an African American that was performed by a major orchestra.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Black History Month is coming to a close and 217 charter school teachers get their turn under the microscope as their rankings are made public.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
WNYC’s Martin Luther King Day celebration this year is focusing on a civil rights battle Dr. King embraced but left for Americans to finish: equal education for all. Share your thoughts on this important subject. Is education a civil right shared by all? And, teachers, what are your best tips for teaching about the civil rights movement?
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Sarah Keys Evans, a Brooklyn resident and Civil Rights figure, is the subject of the book Take a Seat -- Make a Stand: A Hero in the Family. She joins Amy Nathan, the book's author, to talk about her arrest in 1952 that resulted in the end to race-based seating rules in interstate transportation.
Listeners: Call in or post your own family's Civil Rights hero story.
Friday, January 29, 2010
To celebrate Black History month, WNYC will air five special programs during the week of February 8-12 at 8PM on both 93.9FM and AM820. We will also offer three additional programs on consecutive Sundays (February 7, 14 and 21) at 9PM on AM820 and 10pm on 93.9FM.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009