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Baltimore's Feedback Loop

Friday, May 01, 2015

The protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray evoke uprisings of the '60s, reminding us that the problems driving people to the streets today have profound historical roots. 

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The Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage: Inside The Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports from inside the Supreme Court as the justices' hear arguments for and against a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

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Georgia Golf Course Claims History in Civil Rights Movement

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 1961, the Charles L. Bowden Golf Course became the first place in Macon, Georgia to integrate. Decades later, it's becoming a national historic landmark.

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The Takeaway

Battling For Civil Rights in Indiana and Arkansas

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is backtracking on the state's religious freedom law. Now, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson must decide whether to sign a similar bill in his state.

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50 Years After Martin Luther King, Racial Tension Haunts Alabama Town

Monday, March 09, 2015

Retro Report explores the legacy of the voting rights movement in the small town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, where a fight over a small ferry inflamed race relations for decades.  

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Retracing The Path from Selma to Montgomery

Monday, March 09, 2015

BBC North America Correspondent Aleem Maqbool retraced the the steps of those activists 50 years ago by walking from from Selma to Montgomery alongside one of the original marchers.

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Specials

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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Specials

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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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

"By Any Means Necessary:" Malcolm X, 50 Years Later

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination in Harlem. Fairfield University's Dr. Yohuru Williams and Tufts' Dr. Peniel Joseph reflect on that day and his legacy.

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Specials

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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Specials

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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Specials

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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Specials

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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The Takeaway

Alabama's Long Struggle for Equality

Friday, February 13, 2015

A look at Alabama's struggle for equality—from the civil rights era of the 1960s to the present-day fight for gay marriage. 

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The Takeaway

The Fight for The Vote Continues

Monday, January 19, 2015

Some 50 years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, the protections guaranteed by the law are facing their biggest threat yet. 

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The Takeaway

MLK Day Through the Eyes of Young People

Monday, January 19, 2015

Each year, the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But we also want to look forward and explore how his work might be carried into the future. 

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The Takeaway

Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

Monday, January 19, 2015

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip hop album. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Exploring The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the past, present and future of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work.

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What Was Wrong With 'Selma'

Monday, December 29, 2014

The movie "Selma" opened to grand accolades and raked in the cash on its Christmas Day release. That doesn't mean the movie was perfect. Here's what the film missed.

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