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When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 children in the building's day care. Six sur...

  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:20
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Since last August, the cultural conversation has centered on #blacklivesmatter, Ferguson and the death of Eric Garner. But it’s less common to hear...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:43
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This week, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and commemorate the anniversary of his assassination (4/4/68). We'll hear from Dr. Ki...

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


  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ella Baker
We bring you the sounds of soulful sisterhood as we celebrate Women's History Month. We'll get out on the dance floor with Chaka Khan and Gloria Ga...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Martin Luther King giving his historic 'I have a dream' speech in Washington in August 1963 , Credit: Library of congress
As France attempts to address issues surrounding immigration, integration and racism, can it take lessons from elsewhere?

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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75 years ago, on December 15, 1939, Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel (1936) turned blockbuster film, Gone With The Wind, premiered ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 15:17
Caption: Yuri Kochiyama, Credit: Bob Hsiang
Hundreds of social justice advocates and organizers passed away in 2014, leaving their work behind as their legacy, but often also leaving an irrep...

Bought by WNJR and KVSC


  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Feels as good as when we first heard the stuff, from forward to swing to '70s fusion & overproduced blues from the '80s. Perfect for radio, fantas...

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, WVBI-LP, The Voice of Beaver Island, and WYAP


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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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: 13:22
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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.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:52
  • Purchases: 1
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...

Bought by WXXI


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 49:57
  • Purchases: 1
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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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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 KKWE Niijii Radio, KVSC, and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:09
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KKWE Niijii Radio, KMUN, KSFR, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KGNU and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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 Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WCPN, KHNS, Peconic Public Broadcasting, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 30
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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 KISU, KHSU, KFAI, WAMC, KACU and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2013
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 96
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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