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Finding our Ancestors’ Voices: A Slaves Narrative

Iyelli Icheli (Credit: Reginald F Lewis Museum Site)March 24, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a conversation on an upcoming lecture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum entitled “Finding Our Ancestors Voices.” This annual spring lecture is co-sponsored with the Baltimore chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.

With: Dr. Iyelli Ichile, Post-doctoral Fellow in African American History at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum & the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The lecture is being held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Information and tickets are available here: Link

 


Lawrence Hill on The Book of Negroes

Lawrence_HillApril 1, 2015 – Segment 4

Marc speaks with author Lawrence Hill, who has written nine books including the acclaimed The Book of Negroes, which was made into a television miniseries on BET.


The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

SallyHemingsJanuary 28, 2015 – Segment 4

Scholar Annette Gordon-Reed joins Marc to discuss her book called The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which follows the family of Sally Hemings, who was enslaved by Thomas Jefferson and bore his children. What is the historical significance of this family?  What lingering doubts remain about the veracity of the claim that Jefferson fathered children with Sally Hemings?

 


Moment in Maryland Black History: The Christiana Rebellion

Christiana RebellionSeptember 11, 2014 – Segment 2

Learn about a little-known but significant piece of American history, which began on September 11, 1851: The Christiana Rebellion. The rebellion led to the first major conspiracy trial in U.S. history, where both black and white men were put on trial for defying the Fugitive Slave Act. We talk with Lisa Crawley, Resource Center Manager at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

sugarAugust 6, 2014 – Segment 2

What does the sweet stuff you put in your coffee have to do with the French Revolution? Or the history of slavery in the Caribbean and United States? We find out in this conversation with Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, authors of Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science.

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Faces Of Freedom

facesoffreedomApril 2, 2014 – Segment 2

We begin the show with a spotlight on “Faces of Freedom: The Upper Chesapeake, Maryland, and Beyond,” a project (including an exhibit, performances, and lectures) that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Maryland Constitution of 1864, which ended slavery in the state. The initiative, organized by the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, focuses on freedom, slavery and emancipation before, during and after the Civil War. The centerpiece of the project is a play, Susquehanna to Freedom. Our guests are: Iris Leigh Barnes, coordinator of the Hays-Heighe House; and Dr. Dorothy E. King, the playwright, who is a professor at Penn State University Harrisburg.Susquehanna to Freedom will be performed twice on April 4 – 1:00pm and 7:00pm – in the Chesapeake Theater at Harford Community College. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

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Craig Steven Wilder On “Ebony And Ivy”

Craig Wilder, author of the new book "Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of American's Universities" poses for a portrait on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 7, 2013.February 19, 2014 – Segment 4

Craig Steven Wilder, author of Ebony & Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges, joins us to talk about the legacy of slavery in the Ivy League.

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Betty DeRamus on ‘Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad’

Forbidden FruitFebruary 14, 2014 – Segment 2

As part of our Valentine’s Day special, I talk to award-winning journalist Betty DeRamus about her fascinating book, Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad. The book tells the largely untold tales of ordinary men and women who faced mobs, bloodhounds, bounty hunters, and bullets to be together — and defy a system that categorized blacks not only as servants, but as property.

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Craig Steven Wilder, Author of ‘Ebony & Ivy,’ On How Slavery Built the Ivy League

Craig Wilder, author of the new book "Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of American's Universities" poses for a portrait on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 7, 2013.January 16, 2014 – Segment 5

We close out the show with Craig Steven Wilder, author of Ebony & Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges.

Wilder will be speaking at Red Emma‘s Thursday evening at 7:30.

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On the Anniversary of the 13th Amendment: The Other Side of Lincoln

Black characters in Spielberg's Lincoln

December 6, 2013 – Segment 4

We look at the other side of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film that received criticism for its underdeveloped Black characters. We will explore the three Black characters featured in the film, illuminating their lives and their roles in the political struggle for freedom in America. Joining us are:

(This episode is a rebroadcast from January 31, 2013)

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12 Years A Slave: Important Film or One Too Many Movies About Slavery?

12 Years a SlaveNovember 6, 2013 – Segment 2

We begin with a discussion of the film 12 Years A Slave. We’re joined by:

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Andrea Stuart – Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s History of Slavery and Empire

Author Andrea Stuart unpacks her family story, which is inextricably woven into the history of the sugar trade in the Caribbean.October 17, 2013 – Hour 2

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Author Andrea Stuart talks about her book Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s History of Slavery and Empire. Stuart’s riveting book details the history of both sides – black and white, master and slave – of her Caribbean family, dating back to a sugar plantation in the 1630s.

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