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Black History Month 2013

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The Tavis Smiley Show: Memories of the Movement

Friday, February 14, 2014

The years of the Civil Rights Movement are counted among the most volatile, yet vibrant, in American history. In our Black History month special, Memories of the Movement, The Tavis Smiley Show celebrates the courage, conviction and commitment of the everyday people who made extraordinary contributions to American social progress. Memories of the Movement features poignant, humorous, unheard or little known stories from.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Dinkins and Arthur Ashe

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

David Dinkins, former mayor of New York City and professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University, remembers his friend Arthur Ashe. And hear Arthur Ashe's call to the Brian Lehrer Show 20 years ago.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Dinkins on His Friend, Arthur Ashe

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Twenty years ago last month, tennis great Arthur Ashe called the show to comment on the competing, and possibly converging, visions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.  This week, former NYC mayor  David Dinkins, now professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University, spoke with Brian about his friend Arthur Ashe.

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American RadioWorks

State Of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement

Sunday, February 24, 2013

No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality and none more violent than Mississippi. Drawing on newly discovered archival audio and groundbreaking research on the civil rights era, State of Siege brings to light the extraordinary tactics whites in Mississippi used to battle integration and the lasting impact of that battle in American politics today. Produced by American RadioWorks

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Specials

I, Too, Sing America: Music in the Life of Langston Hughes

Sunday, February 17, 2013

 Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians. 

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American RadioWorks

Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This American RadioWorks program traces the last half-century of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum and illuminates the ideas and debates pulsing through the black freedom struggle from the 1960s to the present.

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Emancipation 150: The State of the Black Economy

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dr. Cornel West, joins CNN financial contributor Ryan Mack to discuss the history of generational poverty and wealth and the current state of the economy for African Americans. In 2013, we inaugurated the first black president for his second term into the highest office in the United States. Yet the 2010 Census Bureau showed that the median black household made 59.8 percent as much as the median white household; 40 percent of black students fail to graduate high school on time; and 27.4 percent of blacks live in poverty compared to the overall poverty rate of 15 percent. Award-winning author and radio host, Farai Chideya leads this interactive dialogue.

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American RadioWorks

An Imperfect Revolution: Voices from the Desegregation Era

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The 1970s saw a tidal change in American race relations: for the first time, large numbers of white, black and other children of color began attending school together. It was an experience that shaped

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Emancipation 150: From Emancipation to the Great Migration

Friday, February 15, 2013

Through conversation and performance, take a look at the historic proclamation within the unsettled, turbulent contexts of the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow Era and the Great Migration. Co-moderated by award-winning writer Carl Hancock Rux and Robin Morris, Director of National Programs at the National Constitution Center. Panelists include Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration); Dr. Khalil Muhammad (Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture); Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Eric Foner (The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery) and Dr. Jim Downs (Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction).

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Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special

Saturday, February 09, 2013

As African Americans continue to be acknowledged by their communities, our country and internationally, this hour-long Black History Month radio program features milestone conversations with Oprah Winfrey, Kofi Annan, Jennifer Hudson, Regina Taylog and Alicia Keys.

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union- Who Is This Man?

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech has become the shorthand of the Civil Rights Movement-- but we might never have heard it, if it were not for another man, who’s largely been forgotten by history: Bayard Rustin. In this program hour, we explore the life and legacy of Mr. Rustin, a black, gay, Quaker who brought Gandhian non-violent protest to the Civil Rights movement in America.

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WQXR Blog

James DePreist, Barrier-Breaking American Conductor, Dies at 76

Friday, February 08, 2013

James DePreist, one of the first African-American conductors to have a major career, despite two significant physical ailments, died Friday in Scottsdale, AZ.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooklyn’s Secret African-American Basketball History

Friday, February 08, 2013

This live interview with Claude Johnson originally aired on February 8, 2013. An edited version was aired on July 5, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show. 

When you think "black pioneering athlete" and "Brooklyn" you likely think Jackie Robinson. But Brooklyn played a role in integrating basketball too. Claude Johnson amateur historian researching the "Black Fives" teams -- to be honored at a ceremony Sunday at the Barclays Center -- discusses the early history of basketball in the area.

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Rosa Parks At 100; Redistricting NYC; Jake Tapper

Monday, February 04, 2013

As the country celebrates civil rights icon Rosa Parks' 100th birthday, Brooklyn College professor Jeanne Theoharis explains why people often get her role in history wrong. Plus: a conversation on how redistricting and changing demographics will affect New York's city council elections; and CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the latest news out of Washington.

Black History Month

Spotlight: When Marian Anderson Sang at the Lincoln Memorial

Monday, February 04, 2013

Today we feature recordings of some pieces the great contralto Marian Anderson sang at the historic April 9, 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert.

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