Black History http://wemu.org en The First African-American Piano Manufacturer http://wemu.org/post/first-african-american-piano-manufacturer <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 87.484375px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 87.484375px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>At the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in February, one couldn't help but notice the striking new grand piano on the main stage, emblazoned with the name SHADD. When the many accomplished pianists that wee­­kend sat down to strike those keys, it was equally easy to spot their delight in the instrument.&nbsp;</p><h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="font-size: 11px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; padding: 0px; word-break: break-word; word-wrap: break-word; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 14.079999923706055px;"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.38;">The piano heard on American Idol the other night? Designed by this guy.</span></h5><div> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:19:06 +0000 Willard Jenkins 45599 at http://wemu.org The First African-American Piano Manufacturer Moments of the Movement: Joseph Lowery http://wemu.org/post/moments-movement-joseph-lowery <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/98458056&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 41365 at http://wemu.org Moments of the Movement: Joseph Lowery Moments of the Movement: Gwendolyn Simmons http://wemu.org/post/moments-movement-gwendolyn-simmons <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/108056169&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Editor 41364 at http://wemu.org Moments of the Movement: Gwendolyn Simmons Moments of the Movement: Freeman Hrabowski on Birmingham Bombing (part 2) http://wemu.org/post/moments-movement-freeman-hrabowski-birmingham-bombing-part-2 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/103742609&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div>The bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. But for Freeman Hrabowski, now president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, it was personal. The Birmingham native was part of the movement as a child, and knew Cynthia Wesley, one of the four girls killed that morning. Here, he explains how the events of that day and the aftermath not only forever changed him, but Birmingham as well, and eventually, the country.</div><div></div><div class="card-content" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden " style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div class="field-items" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Each morning at 7:30 in February, experience the unheralded histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s.</em></p><div> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Patrik Holubik 41334 at http://wemu.org Moments of the Movement: Freeman Hrabowski on Birmingham Bombing (part 2) Moments of the Movement: Freeman Hrabowski (part 1) http://wemu.org/post/moments-movement-freeman-hrabowski-part-1 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>With so much on the line, one might think that everyone in the Black community would be on the same page when it came to fighting for civil rights. But Birmingham native Freeman Hrabowski explains that many middle-class African-Americans worried that there could be serious consequences for families of protesters. Now the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Hrabowski was one of the few middle-class children who not only joined the protests, but was trained to lead and protect the younger children who were often the catalyst for change in the movement.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/103742730&amp;color=ff9900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:54:54 +0000 editor 41332 at http://wemu.org Moments of the Movement: Freeman Hrabowski (part 1) Moments of the Movement: David and Toko Ackerman http://wemu.org/post/moments-movement-david-and-toko-ackerman <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/108056575&amp;color=ff5500" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Patrik Holubik 41216 at http://wemu.org Moments of the Movement: Alfred Moldovan http://wemu.org/post/moments-movement-alfred-moldovan <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/103742359&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the physical safety of civil rights workers at stake, it was imperative that trained medical practitioners be on hand during protests. The Medical Committee for Human Rights served that purpose. Dr. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:35:00 +0000 editor 41108 at http://wemu.org Moments of the Movement: Alfred Moldovan Moments of the Movement: Shirley Sherrod http://wemu.org/post/moments-movement-shirley-sherrod <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89512552&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 15:12:25 +0000 editor 40996 at http://wemu.org Moments of the Movement: Shirley Sherrod Maya Angelou hosts Black History Month Special http://wemu.org/post/maya-angelou-hosts-black-history-month-special <p>Join host Maya Angelou on 89.1 WEMU Friday, February 8, at 9am. Angelou poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:34:50 +0000 Patrik Holubik 25244 at http://wemu.org Maya Angelou hosts Black History Month Special