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African American History

A curated episode list by
barrealis

Creation Date July 20th, 2020
Updated Date Updated November 15th, 2021
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  1. America was founded on the ideal of democracy. Black people fought to make it one.“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.This episode includes sce
  2. The institution of slavery turned a poor, fledgling nation into a financial powerhouse, and the cotton plantation was America’s first big business. Behind the system, and built into it, was the whip. On today’s episode: Matthew Desmond, a contr
  3. Black music, forged in captivity, became the sound of complete artistic freedom. It also became the sound of America. On today’s episode: Wesley Morris, a critic-at-large for The New York Times.“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by
  4. Black Americans were denied access to doctors and hospitals for decades. From the shadows of this exclusion, they pushed to create the nation’s first federal health care programs. On today’s episode: Jeneen Interlandi, a member of The New York
  5. The Provosts, a family of sugar-cane farmers in Louisiana, had worked the same land for generations. When it became harder and harder to keep hold of that land, June Provost and his wife, Angie, didn’t know why — and then a phone call changed t
  6. A young woman, held by one of America’s founding slaveowners, bolts one day for a life of freedom that keeps her on the lam for the rest of her life, eventually touching upon the life of the most notorious slaveowner of the Civil War.  Learn mo
  7. We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  8. A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  9. In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  10. A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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