Special Holiday Programming

Monday February 4th @ 3pm- 

Witness:   The BBC World Service presents a special hour-long edition of its Witness program, with incredible, first-person interviews about the African-American experience. Audiences will travel back to an iconic photograph from the civil rights campaign with Gloria Richardson

Thursday February 7th @ 7pm-

Dear Martin:  Dear Martin’ is a program of jazz tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was a jazz fan, and eloquently expressed his admiration for the music in his opening remarks to the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival.

Monday February 11th & Tuesday February 12th @ 7pm

Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll:  Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul, hosted by Cece Winans, is a four part documentary series illustrating the influence of Black gospel on early rock and soul music. 

Friday February 15th @ 3pm

Separate: Black Health in America:  Segregation in housing and education has had reverberations on health care and health outcomes for African Americans. In this episode, we explore the legacy of that separation. We meet some of the people who helped integrate hospitals as the Civil Rights fight was heating up, and hear from a millennial mom, who says yes, even in 2018, looking for a black doctor to care for her black little girls is “a thing.

Tuesday February 19th @3pm

The Freed People: Examining a fascinating chapter of American history: a federal agency known as Freedmen's Bureau, which helped hundreds of thousands of emancipated slaves transition to a life of freedom after the Civil War

Friday February 22nd @ 8pm

The Afterlife of Otis Redding- Otis Redding’s five magnificent years in showbiz transformed the sound of soul music. His grainy, growling, and “squawking” voice kept the music rooted in the older traditions of the black church and black life in America. We’ll examine the lasting affect that his life had on our society and culture on this special program.

Wednesday February 27th & Thursday February 28th @ 7pm

Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll:  Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul, hosted by Cece Winans, is a four part documentary series illustrating the influence of Black gospel on early rock and soul music.