Furious Flower: A Celebration of the Greats of African American Poetry
On Sept. 27th and 28th, the most notable poets of our time will gather in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, the first academic center devoted to African American poetry in the United States.
400 Years After 1619
In late August 1619, twenty or more enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia at what’s now called Fort Monroe. We look at how the nation is commemorating those first Africans who arrived in British North America.
Note: This episode contains descriptions of racial terror. This episode was produced in partnership with History United. History United is a project of Virginia Humanities, encouraging regional collaboration and building community trust through …
In 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists. The city hasn’t forgotten.
Replay: American Spirits
In this special holiday episode, we connect the present to the past as we uncover little-known stories of Virginia spirits, from a recently revived 19th-century julep recipe to an event that draws “women who whiskey.”
The Shondaland Revolution
From color-blind casting to deep social media relationships with viewers, the shows of Shonda Rhimes have changed TV.
Sometimes to tell a complex story, you need simple pictures. Enter: comic books.
American Dissent: Making the Decision to Fight
The second episode of our collaborative podcast series American Dissent shares the stories of six people suing the Trump administration for rescinding DACA protections.
Front Porches of the Dead
This week we’re taking a closer look at death and the funeral industry, from the meaning of gravestones to the rise of African-American funeral homes.
The Right to Dissent
What happens when we push back against injustice? When we stand up for what we think is right? Does the Constitution protect us? All of us?