Black History Month 2018
  • Feb 28, 2018 7:00 pm
  • 58:27 mins

“We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness.” - NY Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. This episode was made in celebration of Black History Month. The People Could Fly by Charlotte Blake-Alston (1:19) This story is originally from Virginia Hamilton, one of the first publishers of black folklore, known for presenting slave-era tales in their colloquial English. Learn more about Charlotte Blake-Alston by visiting: Clinton 12 by Kate Dudding (7:20) From her album “Young People who Made a Difference” this story is about 12 students who risk their lives to desegregate their high school. Learn more about Kate Dudding by visiting: Martin Luther King Storypoem by Charlotte Blake-Alston (34:51) Dr. King’s bio in metered rhyme. Maya's Story for Indira by Lani Peterson (42:30) Lani's personal story involving the time she met Maya Angelou. Learn more about Lani Peterson by visiting: Sympathy by Mitch Capel (53:51) Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem "Sympathy". Learn more about Mitch Capel by visiting: The Seedling by Mitch Capel (56:12) Mitch Capel reciting Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “The Seedling” in front of a live audience at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN.

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