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If you’re interested in learning about the union organizer who led pushes to desegregate the military, outlaw race-based employment discrimination within military departments, and provided the framework for the March on Washington, then my A. Philip Randolph Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir…
 
If you're interested in learning about the childhood experiences that led to a fraternal order becoming part of a mission to help achieve Black economic independence, then my Black History Short about Maggie Lena Walker's early life is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/maggie-lena-walker.…
 
If you're interested in learning about an acclaimed photographer who was a successful fashion photographer but is most well known for his photo essays and portraits from during the Civil Rights Movement, then my Gordon Parks Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/gordon-parks/?utm_source…
 
If you’re interested in learning about the second woman overall and the first Black woman to brave the elements, bandits, and wild animals to serve as a United States Post Office Star Route Carrier, then my “Stagecoach” Mary Fields Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/stagecoach-mary-f…
 
If you're interested in learning about a legendary jazz musician whose playing and singing style were a major influence on other musicians and singers in the genre and beyond, my Louis Armstrong Later Life Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/louis-armstrong.…
 
If you're interested in learning about how a boy born into poverty and instability in a rough New Orleans neighborhood turned his life around after finding positive male role models and music, my Louis Armstrong Early Life Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/louis-armstrong.…
 
If you're interested in learning about a botanist and inventor who developed 300 products from peanuts and 118 from sweet potatoes to decrease Black farmers' reliance on cotton and tobacco, my George Washington Carver Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/george-washington-carver.…
 
A review of “Deacon King Kong” by James McBride which tells the story of Deacon Cuffy Lambkin, better known as “Sportcoat”, and the chain of events he unwittingly sets in motion when he shoots Deems Clemens, the leader of the neighborhood drug dealers. There’s a theme of change throughout with regards to the old and new ways of doing things. Show n…
 
If you're interested in learning about an athlete who overcame childhood paralysis that was caused by polio and went on to become the first American woman to win three track and field gold medals at a single Olympic Games then my Wilma Rudolph Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/wilma…
 
Women, Race, & Class by Angela Davis was published in 1981 and analyzes the individual histories and intersections of sexism, racism, and classism in America. The book primarily focuses on the women's liberation movement and provides an overview of the movement's complete timeline as well as in-depth coverage of specific eras. Show notes are availa…
 
A review of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman", a 1974 film adapted from Ernest J. Gaines' 1971 novel of the same name. A then 50-year-old Cicely Tyson portrayed the lead character from the age of 23 to 110 a role for which she became the first Black person to win a lead actress Emmy Award. Show notes are available at http://noirehistoir.com/…
 
A review of "Ghana Must Go" by Taiye Selasi, a book about family and identity that explores the long-lasting effects of family trauma. It’s a very engrossing read about how pride, fear, and secrets can steal our joy and cut us off from having and maintaining meaningful relationships. Show notes are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/ghana-mu…
 
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