Where African American History Is American History

Season 1

Sept. 1, 2021

Welcome To Black Is America

An Introduction To The Black Is America Podcast

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Feb. 1, 2022

Lt. John Fox: An All-American Hero

What does it take to make the ultimate sacrifice? In the first episode of the Black Is America podcast, we learn the story of Lt. John Fox. From very humble beginnings in the Cincinnati area to courageous actions in the …

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Feb. 8, 2022

Marian Anderson: The American Contralto Part 1

What does it take to be the best to do it? In Part 1 of this Black Is America podcast presentation, we chronicle the story of the great American contralto Marian Anderson. We discuss her early singing experiences in church, …

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Feb. 15, 2022

Marian Anderson: The American Contralto Part 2

How does one become a musical legend? In the conclusion of Marian Anderson: The American Contralto, we chronicle Marian's journey through Europe as she is called "the voice of the century." After a successful trip to Europe and being met …

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Feb. 28, 2022

Wendell Scott: An American Racing Legend

How does one compete in NASCAR while facing discrimination? In this episode of the Black Is America podcast, we chronicle the life of NASCAR legend Wendell Scott. The Danville, Virginia native goes from the bootlegging on the back roads of …

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May 30, 2022

That Time Black America Created Memorial Day

How did Black America create Memorial Day? In this special episode of the Black Is America podcast, we explore the little-known story of recently enslaved citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, honored Union soldiers. In doing so, they...

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July 4, 2022

That Time Black America Helped Birth A Nation

How did Black America help birth a nation? In this special episode of the Black Is America podcast, we explore the story of the known patriots like Crispus Attucks and also some of the lesser-known ones like Peter Salem and …

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Aug. 22, 2022

Ledger Smith: Rolling Towards Freedom

In August 1963, people traveled far and wide to Washington DC to advocate for civil rights. They took planes, trains, and automobiles. However, one man traveled there in a different way. To commemorate the 59th anniversary of the March on...

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Sept. 30, 2022

Tom Lee: The Everyday American Hero

On May 8, 1925, when the M.E. Norman steamer suffered a catastrophic failure, Tom Lee saved thirty-two people from the Mississippi River. In this episode, you will hear: Why was Tom Lee on the river that day? Why was it …

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