Black History

 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.

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10:19 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The First African-American Piano Manufacturer

The high-end Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York, now called Langham Place, took in one of Warren Shadd's pianos
Credit Courtesty of Warren Shadd
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Black History
7:35 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Moments of the Movement: Joseph Lowery

Joseph E. Lowery

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Black History
7:35 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Moments of the Movement: Gwendolyn Simmons

Gwendolyn Simmons

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Black History
7:35 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Moments of the Movement: Freeman Hrabowski on Birmingham Bombing (part 2)

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.

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.

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Black History
7:54 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Moments of the Movement: Freeman Hrabowski (part 1)

Freeman Hrabowski

  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. 

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Black History
7:35 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Moments of the Movement: Alfred Moldovan

Black History
10:12 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Moments of the Movement: Shirley Sherrod

Black History Month
9:34 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Maya Angelou hosts Black History Month Special

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.

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