[Blackstudies-l] Celebrating Black History Month

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Fri Feb 8 20:11:05 EST 2019


Ten takeways about Black History Month
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[image: Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the
200-meter run at the 1968 Olympic Games, raise their fists to protest the
inequity and discrimination that black people in the U.S. face.]
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*1968: The Year That Changed Sports — And The World*
A look at how Tommie Smith's and John Carlos’ raised-fist salute
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at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics resonates 50 years later. And Arthur
Ashe's historic victory
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in
1968 made him the first African-American man to win the U.S. Open — a
record he holds to this day.

*A Linguistic Controversy With African Roots *
Once upon a time, English speakers didn't say "mmhmm,” but Africans did.
How this simple word spread from enslaved Africans
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to Southern whites’ vernacular.
[image: Grammy-winning singer Nancy Wilson performs in 2003 at Lincoln
Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York during a concert titled]
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*The Best of Nancy Wilson’s Jazz Profiles*
The late Nancy Wilson made her debut as the host of NPR’s beloved music
series in August 1995. This list of Wilson’s favorite episodes
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includes explorations of Miles Davis’ *Kind of Blue *and singer Nat King
Cole's elegant brilliance, among others.

*The Fresh Air Interview: Henry Louis Gates*
Terry Gross talked to the Harvard historian about hosting the PBS
series *Finding
Your Roots* and some of the more controversial aspects of DNA testing for
African-Americans
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.
[image: A mural of Trayvon Martin is seen on the side of a building in the
Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested on April 30, 2015 in
Baltimore.]
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*Andrew Burton/Getty Images*

*A Look Back At Trayvon Martin's Death — And The Movement It Inspired*
Karen Grigsby Bates talks to filmmakers Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner
Furst about their six-episode series, *Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin
Story
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*Remembering Jackie Robinson At 100*
Athletes may be electrifying and adored, but only true heroes like Jackie
Robinson
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enrich the lives of others — and sometimes — move along history.
[image: Civil rights activists are blocked by National Guardsmen
brandishing bayonets while trying to stage a protest on Beale Street in
Memphis, Tenn.]
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*When Boys Can't Be Boys*
Gene Demby unpacks how one word — “boy” — came to symbolize a way black
folks were reminded of their place
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in
America's post-slavery South.

*Exploding The Myths About Black-Jewish Relations*
The real story of Jewish participation in the civil rights movement
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can teach us a lot about privilege, historical memory and the way we
construct our own stories.
[image: Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Florence Kasumba are pictured in a
scene from the film, Black Panther. Gurira says the representation of women
in Black Panther is important for young girls to see.]
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*Designing The World of Wakanda*
Designer Ruth Carter — whose previous films include *Selma*, *Malcolm X*
and *Roots* — talks about pulling colors, shapes, jewelry, and textures
from tribes all over Africa to create *Black Panther
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’s
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costumes
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