We're working on a new version of PRX. Want a sneak peek?

PRX - Pieces for Topic: African-American Atom Feed

Can't find it? Try Advanced Search
View by:

4234 results


Piece image
Maria W. Stewart, was a free black woman who lived in Boston, Massachusetts, from the early 1820s to the early 1840s. She was the first American bo...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
Piece image
Psychiatrist, philosopher, writer, activist and insurgent, Frantz Fanon influenced such revolutionary leaders as Malcolm X and Che Guevara. Fanon ...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 57:30
Piece image
In 1953 a Gary, Indiana couple started what would become one of the most successful black-owned record labels, highlighting gospel, blues, R and B,...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Piece image
Clarence Boone and Liz Mitchell welcome Dr. Charlie Nelms as part of Black History Month.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:58

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:18
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: J. California Cooper, Credit: Ellen Banner / The New York Times
J. California Cooper loved playing with paper dolls--even as an adult.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
Piece image
Exploring the life and music of an unheralded pianist and composer from the hardbop era.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:05
Piece image
Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jackie Robinson
Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Manning Marable
Manning Marable – By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:01
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week's "Juke In The Back" highlights the short, but important career of Faye Adams. DJ Alan Freed called her "The little gal with the big voic...

Bought by WOUB, WRNC-LP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scene from Sweat, Credit: C. Stanley Photography
In her new play, Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives voice to the human cost of workers without work.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
These days, rock and roll is dominated by white musicians but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton says that many early rock stars were black. Allison ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
-Rock and Roll started out as an interracial forum, but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton says rock turned into a predominantly white music genre, a...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
-Rock and roll tarted out as an interracial forum, but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton says rock turned into a predominantly white music genre. -I...

Bought by KVSC, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KKRN, and KHNS


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
Piece image
Jerry Lawson was the lead singer, arranger and producer of the famed Persuasions for 40 years before launching a solo career at the age of 71.

  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Unmarked graves on Yellow Hill, Credit: Tonya Fitzpatrick
World Footprints travels along one path of the Underground Railroad starting in Norfolk, Virginia and finishing in Buxton, Ontario. We will also s...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:55
Caption: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
It's Carnival Time! UpFront Soul gives you a seat in the reviewing stand as the Mardi Gras parade rolls by. We'll bring you big noise from brass ba...

Bought by KZUM, KSRQ, KPIP-LP, KMXT, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
A diverse array of new Blues CDs that just arrived in our mailbox.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ginger Commodore, Credit: Tom Wallace
Ginger Commodore loves singing, and loves the songs of Stevie Wonder. It'll be two evenings filled with superlatives Feb 12-13, 2016 when she leads...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Ginger Commodore, Credit: Tom Wallace
Ginger Commodore, a member of the famed jazz vocal group Moore By Four and experienced band leader, talks to interviewer Phil Nusbaum about the joy...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 08:25
Caption: Slave Memorial on Martinique, Credit: Tonya Fitzpatrick
Walk through a chapter of America's darkest history in Birmingham, Alabama as we visit iconic sites that were central in the civil rights movement.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:55
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Just in time for Mardi Gras, it's part 3 of "Juke In The Back"'s 3 part series on the great, influential and infectious music that came out of New ...

Bought by WHRV, KCMJ Community Radio, WRNC-LP, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
Pittsburgh-based sculptor Thaddeus Mosley (b. 1926) reflects on his life and art based on interviews conducted by teens Martay Howard and Wyatt Wad...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:15