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

Finding our Ancestors’ Voices: A Slaves Narrative

March 24, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a conversation on an upcoming lecture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum entitled "Finding Our Ancestors Voices." With: Dr. Iyelli Ichile.
April 2, 2015
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Lawrence Hill on The Book of Negroes

April 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.
January 29, 2015
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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

January 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.
September 12, 2014
Christiana Rebellion

Moment in Maryland Black History: The Christiana Rebellion

September 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.
August 7, 2014
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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

August 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.
April 3, 2014
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Faces Of Freedom

April 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.
February 20, 2014
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.

Craig Steven Wilder On “Ebony And Ivy”

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.
February 15, 2014
Forbidden Fruit

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

February 14, 2014 - Segment - 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.
January 16, 2014
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.

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

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.
December 9, 2013
Black characters in Spielberg's Lincoln

On the Anniversary of the 13th Amendment: The Other Side of 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.
November 7, 2013
12 Years a Slave

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

November 6, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin with a discussion of the film 12 Years A Slave and wrestle with whether or not this is more than just another movie about the experience of slavery.
October 17, 2013
Author Andrea Stuart unpacks her family story, which is inextricably woven into the history of the sugar trade in the Caribbean.

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

October 17, 2013 - Hour 2 - Author Andrea Stuart talks about her book Sugar in the Blood: A Family's History of Slavery and Empire, which 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.