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.
We recently attended a dinner that celebrates restaurateur and bartender John Dabney. You can find an adaptation of Dabney’s famous Hail-Storm Julep here. To learn about Dabney’s… More»
In this hour, we look at expressions of American patriotism from the flip side of history. We’ll learn more about African-American music celebrating the nation, the writer Ann Petry, Walt Whitman’s stint as… More»
In this hour we look at how slavery is represented in the classroom and on historic sites.
Since the first case of AIDS was reported in the United States more than 30 years ago, prevention programs have been successful at curbing the number of new cases… More»
In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the substandard school facilities provided for… More»
Antonio Garcia (Virginia Commonwealth University) says that the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane cannot be divorced from the struggle… More»