On the complicated history of African-American and Latinx distrust of vaccines with Dr. Greg Carr (@AfricanaCarr), Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University.
UpFront's Black History Pack
A collection of interviews illuminating deep Black History with UpFront’s Friday host Jeannine Etter.
Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected leader of what is now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. We discuss his life and legacy with Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa.
On the life and legacy of Kwame Nkrumah, Pan-Africanist and the first prime minister and president of Ghana after British colonial rule, with Harry Nii Koney Odamtten, Assistant Professor of African and Atlantic History at Santa Clara University.
Activist and educator, former leading member of the Black Panther Party and political prisoner, human rights activist and poet, Ericka Huggins speaking about the Black Panther Party’s stance on voting and electoral politics.
The history of Juneteenth, an African-American holiday which commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas with Dr. Kevin Thompson, Adjunct Professor of the African-American Studies Program at the University of Houston.
The remarkable life of Arthur Ashe, iconic tennis athlete and activist who used his platform to advocate for social change, with historian Raymond Arsenault, author of the new biography Arthur Ashe, A Life on his career, family life, and political activism.
We talk about his more radical legacy with Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor of History and Founding Director of The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
After Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring were embroiled in controversy after old photos were exposed of them wearing blackface in the 1980’s. We discuss history of blackface and its impact on present day society with Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American … Continued
Abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman will potentially soon replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Born into enslavement in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom in Pennsylvania in 1849 to become the most famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, an elaborate secret network of safe houses. For more on the life of Harriet Tubman we … Continued
Ida B. Wells, an African-American investigative journalist, abolitionist and suffragist led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States. We speak with Dr. Gregory Carr (@AfricanaCarr), Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University.