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State of the Re:Union - Black History Month Specials

Series produced by Al Letson

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Five State of the Re:Union specials for Black History Month.

New episode "The Power of African-American Art" available beginning February 8th.

The Power of African-American Art
State of the Re:Union has made it an annual tradition to commemorate Black History Month with a special episode exploring lesser known corners of African-American history. This year, we do that through the lens of African-American art, the role it has played in social movements and everyday life, and why it matters both to the black community and the United States as a whole. From a poem celebrating Nina Simone and her powerful voice for social change, to the story of the surprising event that sparked the hip-hop cultural revolution, to unsung heroes of the culinary arts, SOTRU provides a rich hour of art as a window into African-American history, and how communities have been transformed by it.


4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, t...

Bought by Prairie Public, WYSO, WJAB, KMXT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA and more


  • Added: Jan 03, 2014
  • Length: 53:23
  • Purchases: 53
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Usually during Black History Month, we remember Civil Rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met a...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, 90.5 WSNC, WNPR, KPVL, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2014
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 15
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In this episode Al Letson and guest producer Lu Olkowski visit a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents hav...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KPVL, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, WBEZ, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2012
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 38
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Discover the words and wisdom of an unsung hero of the Civil Rights movement who changed the course of American history.

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM, KPVL, KUMD, KTSW 89.9, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2013
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 88