Black History month traditionally is set aside as a time to focus on African American history. But many agree a month just isn’t enough time to celebrate the role African Americans have had in the very fabric of American life — from medicine and education, to music and literature, the list goes on. We discuss African American history, how it’s taught, and how intertwined it is in the larger arc of American history.
- Documentary filmmaker, award-winning radio host of Today with Dr. Kaye on WEAA 88.9FM in Baltimore, and Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, discusses Black History Month and what it means in 2021
- UCLA African Americans Studies, American Indian Studies and History Assistant Professor Dr. Kyle Mays explains the misconceptions of African American history, how it’s taught, and the overshadowed leaders of the civil rights and black movement
- California State University, Los Angeles Professor of Pan-American Studies, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah on BLM in 2021 and memorializing black achievement through community
- Morning Edition and CapRadio Reads Host Donna Apidone and co-author of the 2020 award-winning biography “The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X,” Tamara Payne, discuss the book and key parts in the early life of Malcolm X