Black History Month Programming

Black History Month Programming

Now Available or Black History Month from With Good Reason:

Pilgrimage to Montgomery  In 1898, a black man named John Henry James was lynched in Charlottesville, VA. A hundred Charlottesville residents recently traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, to memorialize his death and commit to fighting white supremacy. We hear from the organizer of the Civil Rights pilgrimage, and from Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
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Heroes of American Dissent  Influenced by Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality during the National Anthem, a high school volleyball player initiates her own protest, and not without consequences. And a historian traces the origins of our right of free speech and our right to protest.
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1619: Past and Present    Nearly 400 years ago, in 1619, the first Africans arrived in English-speaking North America. Cassandra Newby-Alexander explores how we should commemorate that history and what’s at stake when we ignore it.
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Invisible Founders   Scholars, historic interpreters, and descendants of enslaved people recently gathered at Montpelier, the home of James Madison. They were there to create a rubric for historic sites who want to engage descendant communities in their work. Anthropologist Michael Blakey discusses why historical sites must consider the needs and wishes of descendants.
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