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A series of narrations from documents, speeches, and analyses of legislation that relate to the progression of events memorialized during the Black History Month observance at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, CA. More of the content relating to the event can be found at "In Honor of Black History Month" at http://forums.delphiforums.com/entrances/messages/4286/1 Episode 1 is a narrated excerpt of Benjamin Bannecker's letter to Thomas Jefferson in which Bannecker urges Jefferson to ...
 
During the month of February, BRTW ensemble members are selecting personal Black heroes to highlight everyday. These heroes may have spoken the magic words that first made them see their Black beauty, the people who inspired them to become artists, or even the person who taught them how to make proper mixed greens. find us on: twitter and instagram: @thebrtw facebook: @Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop and at our website: blackrevolutionarytheaterworkshop.org
 
In celebration of Black History Month, the Academy of Achievement presents a host of outstanding African American leaders in the arts, sciences, business, sports and public service. Among the most honored and admired men and women of our times, they include heroes of the Civil Rights movement, trailblazing athletes, brilliant musicians, a pioneering neurosurgeon, a Secretary of State, Pulitzer Prize playwrights, a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and a President of the United Sta ...
 
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Perhaps in response to Bannecker's petition, Jefferson attempted to include anti-slavery language in the founding documents. It even made it into one of the first drafts. But the Continental Congress overrode his efforts and removed the language. Hear Gary Webster's narration of the little-known deleted slavery clause.--- Support this podcast: http…
 
Mary McLeod Bethune's inspiring speech for the 1950 annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History urges us to realize the journey is not over. Similar to the Olympics, it is our responsibility to carry the torch ever forward. Full speech narrated by Wanda Gae Stephansson.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-ba…
 
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 expanded the rights conferred on citizens through the Fifteenth Amendment. Under it, suffrage was opened to women, men, racial minorities, and removed the previous requirements to vote. The excerpted analysis is narrated by Emma Black.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-bannecker-letter/support…
 
What It Takes is a podcast series featuring intimate, revealing conversations with towering figures in almost every field: music, science, sports, politics, film, technology, literature, the military and social justice. These rare interviews have been recorded over the past 25 years by The Academy of Achievement. They offer the life stories and ref…
 
Andrew Young was the pastor of a small country church when he faced down the Ku Klux Klan to organize a voter registration drive in South Georgia. He became the leading negotiator for the national Civil Rights Movement, enduring death threats, beatings and jail time to win for African Americans the rights of full citizenship they were promised by t…
 
Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both singer and actress. With a record-setting six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, she is among today's most highly regarded performers. Blessed with a luminous soprano voice and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth-te…
 
Aretha Franklin is known the world over as the Queen of Soul Music. In the 1960s, her hit recording "Respect" became an anthem of the civil rights struggle and a theme song for the dawning women's movement. He musical career began in the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin was the pastor. Young Areth…
 
This autumn, Natasha Trethewey took up her duties asUnited States Poet Laureate, the 19th poet to serve since Congress created theposition in 1985. Also known as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to theLibrary of Congress, the Laureate is responsible for all the public poetry programsof the Library, as well as an annual lecture and reading.Wit…
 
One of the most distinguished musical artists of our time, the singer Jessye Norman was born in Augusta, Georgia. As a ten-year-old child, she was spellbound by a recording of the great contralto Marian Anderson. Inspired by Anderson's recordings and autobiography, she resolved to become a classical singer herself. At age 16, she won a full scholar…
 
One of the most gifted and admired actors in America, Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis and raised in Mississippi. At an early age, he found his calling acting in school plays. In the seventh grade, he won the state championship in a student theatrical competition. In his teens he was appearing on Nashville radio. He turned down a college scholars…
 
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