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A Radio Theatre piece about the creation and performance of one of America's most controversial songs.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 14:05
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This week marks 50 years since the civil rights movement pushed its way onto the national political stage, at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 08:30
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The first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the South.

  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
Caption: The Early LPs of Herbie Hancock is presented by Joe Bevilacqua , Credit: Lorie Kellogg
A birthday tribute to the American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer, born April 12, 1940.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:52
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1966, Credit: AFP/Getty Images
This program tells the untold story about Dr. Martin Luther King and his appearance on the most prestigious lecture series in Canada, shortly befor...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 49:57
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In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark US Supreme Court case Brown versus Board of Education, internationally renowned education ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:45
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March 17, 2014 marks the 95th anniversary of Nat King Cole's birth. Career highlights and rare interviews with Nat Cole, daughter Natalie, Nat's br...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 10:20
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St. Paul's oldest African-American neighborhood is named after French Canadian fur trader Joseph Rondeau. After the civil war and during the recons...

Bought by KVSC and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:09
  • Purchases: 2
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First, Medgar Evers was heavily involved in civil rights activism and was instrumental in efforts to end segregation in Mississippi. His widow, Myr...

Bought by WCWP


  • Added: Feb 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Joseph Godfrey was born a slave and sought refuge among the Dakota Indians. Years later, when the U.S.-Dakota war broke out, he joined the fight. K...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
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George Bonga was born to an Ojibwe mother and an African-American father in 1802. A member of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe, he became a fur trader...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Three key speeches of American civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior are excerpted and commented on by two lea...

Bought by Aspen Public Radio, WXDU, Yellowstone Public Radio, KUNM, KQED and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Three key speeches of American civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior are excerpted and commented on by two lea...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WESM 91.3 FM, WFPL News and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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 KTSW 89.9, XRAY.fm, WRIR, WDDE, KUNM and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2013
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 85
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First, the youngest daughter of the late Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernice King discusses her father’s legacy on the 50th...

Bought by KVSC, KRPS, and WCWP


  • Added: Sep 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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Historian David Blight talks with host Ed Ayers about the continuing impact of the Civil War in shaping the context within which the march took pla...

Bought by Radio Newark and KFAI


  • Added: Sep 03, 2013
  • Length: 12:22
  • Purchases: 2
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A special encore broadcast of Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis revisit the 1963 March on Washington. How did it transform America? Next on Moyers & ...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KTRL, KUOW, WCWP, Vermont Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2013
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 25
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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Lawrence Cumberbatch (R) tells his son, Simeon (L), how he traveled from New York City to Washington DC with Brooklyn CORE for the March on Washing...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Aug 23, 2013
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 1
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First, fifty years later the message of the Letter from Birmingham Jail still rings as true as the day it was written. Scholar Jonathan Rieder reve...

Bought by KRCB-FM and WCWP


  • Added: Aug 20, 2013
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 2
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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" sp...

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Aug 19, 2013
  • Length: 22:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
The historic 1963 March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech featured a number of other speakers -- all male. Or...

Bought by KRZA and WSLR


  • Added: Aug 19, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Americus, Ga., native Dr. William Anderson founded the Albany Movement in Georgia in 1961 in an effort to forge a broad-based coalition for change....

Bought by KFAI, 90.5 WESA, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WVAS, and WEAA


  • Added: Aug 16, 2013
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 5
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Dentist Robert Hayling has been hailed as the "father" of the Saint Augustine, Fla., civil rights movement. The NAACP recruited Hayling in the earl...

Bought by KFAI, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WVAS, and WEAA


  • Added: Aug 16, 2013
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 4