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Author Sam Roberts reads about a civil rights pioneer indeed, from his new book. Another example of our daily 100-second show -- great for top-of-t...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: The police in Gary, Ind., 1908, Credit: Library of Congress
For many Americans, the storyline that played out on August 9th in Ferguson, Mo. — when an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white polic...

Bought by WXDU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WRIR, WEZU and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The police in Gary, Ind., 1908, Credit: Library of Congress
For many Americans, the storyline that played out on August 9th in Ferguson, Mo. — when an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white polic...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Vocalo contributor Alex Thibodeau talks about growing up biracial outside of Detroit… without the benefit of knowing his Jamaican father. He shares...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Martin Woods talks to Audra Wilson about the challenges and the rewards of being a Black Operatic Baritone from the West Side of Chicago, and takin...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 08:55
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Alton Yates tells his daughter, Toni, about being part of a small group of Air...

Bought by WTJU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: President Johnson and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shake hands after the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Credit: Library of Congress
BackStory marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with an in-depth look at this momentous legislation. With perspective from activists a...

Bought by WRPI, KFOK-LPFM, WRGY, WEZU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: President Johnson and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shake hands after the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Credit: Library of Congress
BackStory marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with an in-depth look at this momentous legislation. With perspective from activists a...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Dwayne Betts
Poetry is form of self-expression that’s become vital to the incarcerated. To mark National Poetry Month, we bring you a special production by the ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Phyllis McEwen and Bob Devin-Jones bring to life African-American folktales and songs that Zora Neale Hurston collected in Florida in the 1930s.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 39:38
Caption: Doc Stull
Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis became the embodiment of American unity during WWII. He walked a fine line to serve the goals of Victory ab...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 02:35
Caption: From the FBi file of W.E.B Du Bois
Under longtime director J. Edgar Hoover, for decades FBI agents obsessively read - and even imitated - African-American writing. Dr. William J. Max...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 30, 2013
  • Length: 11:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Historian William P. Jones talks with host Brian Balogh about the origins of the march idea, first floated during a campaign against employment dis...

Bought by Radio Newark and KFAI


  • Added: Sep 03, 2013
  • Length: 09:17
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the March on Washington, August 28th, 1963, Credit: National Archives
August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech in front of the Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C., wh...

Bought by WCSU-FM, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WRPI, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WESM 91.3 FM and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Donald Perry was found not guilty--so why is he still in prison?

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hackney Brothers, Credit: Facebook
In the mid 1970s, three teenage brothers from Detroit formed a band. That’s not exactly an unusual story. Motown history is full of bands that made...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 2
Caption:  Rahsaan Roland Kirk's Early LPs on Jazz-O-Rama, Credit: Lorie Kellogg
Skater's Waltz, Serenade to a Cuckoo, and Jive Elephant are among the tunes that will fill the air when the Rahsaan Roland Kirk's Early LPs is hear...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:28
Caption: Herman (L) and Sidney Blake
Herman Blake and his brother Sidney remember their childhood during the 1940s

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Apr 26, 2013
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Natasha Trethewey
Natasha Trethewey is currently serving as both the Poet Laureate of the United States and of her home state of Mississippi. Trethewey discusses he...

Bought by KQED and WJCU


  • Added: Apr 03, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bernard Holyfield (R) and Charles Barlow
Bernard Holyfield (R) tells his friend Charles Barlow (L) about a painful memory from his childhood in the 1960s.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:18
Caption: Stephanie Powell Watts
2012 Ernest J. Gaines Award Winner Stephanie Powell Watts knows what it's like to be an African American Jehovah's Witness in the South. She talks ...

Bought by WJCU


  • Added: Feb 28, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Presbyterian church in Vardy, Tennessee, was a community center for some Melungeon families. , Credit: Mary Helen Miller
The Melungeons were a mixed-race group in southern Appalachia with an elusive history. Now some Melungeon descendants are looking to DNA testing fo...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 16:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Abraham Lincoln and His Emancipation Proclamation," The Strobridge Lith. Co., 1888 , Credit: Library of Congress
In this episode of BackStory, we take a look at the narratives surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation and try to unpack its legacy. How can we ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, WGBH Radio Boston, WCPN, WRGY, WCQS and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Reverend Eric Williams tells his co-worker Jannette Berkley-Patton about his first experience with AIDS.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2012
  • Length: 02:08
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Charlie Morris remembers his brother's death in 1939, with his cousin Sylvester Lewis.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:46
  • Purchases: 1