Black History Month

We're honored to join in the Black History Month celebration with this special archive of programming that highlights pivotal moments and notable figures in African American history, ranging from the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen to the toe-tapping music of Miles Davis.

Black History | The Legacy of Slavery | Race Issues Today

The Civil Rights Movement | Arts & Culture


Black History

Prominent Harvard scholar on race relations in America today.
 
Individuals who shaped the Bunche Center s legacy.
 
UCLA s Bunche Center looks back on its early years.
 
African American pilots who fought in World War II.
 
Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Lee Archer and other African American Airforce personnel.
 
Author and syndicated columnist on contributions of black academics.
 
An internationally recognized expert on the history of race and racism in American medicine, cultural competence, and diversity discusses the enduring causes and consequences of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.



The Legacy of Slavery

The treatment of African Americans from emancipation to present day.
 
Examines the implications of slavery and the controversy over reparations on modern-day American culture and society.
 
This panel discusses the issue of racism and discrimination after emancipation.
 
Legacy of Slavery...Unequal Exchange Conference: Panel 4: Life and Labor Among Enslaved Women
 
A descendent of plantation owners, Mr. Ball's book Slaves in the Family is the result of extensive research into family archives and historical sources.
 
The first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party discusses the Black experience throughout American history and the issue of reparations for all descendants of slaves.



The Civil Rights Movement

The first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party discusses the Black experience throughout American history and the issue of reparations for all descendants of slaves.
 
Elaine Jones of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund calls for equal education opportunities for all.
 
Author on failed efforts to desegregate schools.
 
Role of music in the 1960s Civil Rights movement.
 
Third world radicalism in California in the 60s & 70s
 
Civil Rights leader Julian Bond on school desegregation
 
Little Rock Nine student on school desegregation
 
Theater piece that weaves together the personal stories of two key protagonists, Thurgood Marshall and Strom Thurmond.
 
Exploring the Supreme Court decision.
 
Columnist on Brown v Board decision 50 years later.



Race Issues Today

The internal and external aspects of racism and privilege.
 
The gaps in the quality of health care.
 
Increasing Diversity in CA college faculties.
 
A health assessment of California's four major ethnic-racial communities.
 
Elaine Jones of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund calls for equal education opportunities for all.
 
Author on failed efforts to desegregate schools.
 
The power of commonality.
 
Criminal justice and race in the 21st century.
 
Role of racism in response to Katrina
 
Interview with John Perkins on racial justice
 
Author Reginald Daniel on the racial hierarchy in America.



Arts & Culture

Readings & discussion about anthology Nature Writing by African-American Poets.
 
Poet Amiri Baraka.
 
Impact of African diaspora on music/dance.
 
Nakupenda Valentine's Concert: Eclectic Musings
 
Cedric Robinson on images of minorities in early films.
 
The evolution of Black Feminist Studies as an academic discipline.
 
Panel discusses the film "Barbershop"
 
Biographer of musician Lester Young.
 
A tribute to the art and legacy of Miles Davis.
 
Poet Quincy Troupe and jazz guitarist Phil Upchurch combine spoken word and music in a fluid, dynamic performance centering on the African-American experience.
 
Yusef Komunyakaa is known as a "jazz poet," a Southern writer and a "soldier poet." Author of nine books and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Komunyakaa sets a provocative stage by rejecting the "write what you know" model in favor of the defying "write what you are willing to discover" premise.
 
Reading by poet Cornelius Eady.
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