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Historically Black


Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own ...Show More


19:35 | Sep 19th, 2016

During World War II, a labor shortage obliged the military to hire African American women with mathematical skills to help make complicated computations for warplane designs. This small team of black ...Show More
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Who were the people who *manually* calculated logs and trigonometry for warplane designs and getting astronauts into space and on the moon a...Show More

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18:56 | Apr 4th, 2018

Order 9066 is a new podcast from APM Reports about President Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to incarcerate 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry during WWII. Subscribe today.
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22:15 | Nov 7th, 2016

This episode spotlights stories of enduring love among African American couples. We dive into the history of marriage among black Americans -- including the time when it was illegal for slaves to wed....Show More

14:21 | Oct 31st, 2016

Born into slavery, William Hooper Councill founded one of the nation's first HBCUs, Alabama A&M University. Negotiating the racial politics of Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow was dangerous wor...Show More

23:54 | Oct 24th, 2016

Racial identity in the U.S. is complicated because race is an invented category rooted in slavery. This episode explores the question of black identity in America through the voices of four people who...Show More
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