Tell Me More About Black History
Feb 27, 2009 — In the final installment of the series Tell Me More About Black History, writer Kai Wright revisits a speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence." Wright tells how the revolutionary speech triggered strong reactions in Washington.
Feb 25, 2009 — Afro-Latino culture was in the news this past week with the death of Gilberto Miguel Calderon, who was known by his showbiz name: Joe Cuba. Cuba's music was an organic, cross-cultural reflection of how Afro-Latinos in this country have one foot in both cultures. Felix Contreras explains how Joe Cuba and others did it.
Feb 24, 2009 — In the latest Tell Me More salute to Black History Month, writer Kai Wright reflects on the historic candidacy and election of President Barack Obama.
Feb 17, 2009 — February is Black History Month. As part of the program's special series, Tell Me More About Black History, writer Kai Wright talks about the final days of the Civil War.
Feb 10, 2009 — In this week's Black History Month salute, writer Kai Wright tells how freed blacks in northern cities quickly discovered ways to become politically engaged. In 1817, thousands of blacks in Philadelphia made a statement to whites by unifying to boldly renounce unjust practices rooted in slavery.
Feb 3, 2009 — February is Black History Month. As the nation recognizes the experiences and achievements of African-Americans, writer Kai Wright reads from a rare first-hand account of slavery's middle passage.