Black History Month http://nhpr.org en 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves http://nhpr.org/post/234-years-later-committee-passes-bill-emancipate-14-slaves <p>Back in 1779, 20 slaves made the case for their freedom before the New Hampshire General Court.&nbsp; After noting it wasn’t the right time, the body postponed the decision “to a more convenient opportunity.”&nbsp;</p><p>Lawmakers never took that opportunity, and 14 of the petitioners died as slaves.&nbsp;</p><p>But on Wednesday, a Senate committee unanimously passed the bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:03:52 +0000 Amanda Loder 23212 at http://nhpr.org 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special http://nhpr.org/post/maya-angelous-black-history-month-special-0 <p>Host&nbsp;Maya Angelou&nbsp;poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards. As African Americans continue to be acknowledged by their communities, our country and internationally, this hour-long Black History Month radio program features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans from the Grammy's to the Emmy's, Academy Awards, and Nobel Prize categories. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 20892 at http://nhpr.org Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special The Fula From America http://nhpr.org/post/fula-america <p>In 1981, playwright, performer and theater company director <a href="http://www.pwcenter.org/lab_rutheaston.php?uid=90"><strong>Carlyle Brown</strong></a> decided on a whim to take a trip to Africa. That launched a journey of self-discovery and an adventure that became the basis for a one-man show called “The Fula from America: An African Journey," which Brown performs tonight at <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/">The Music Hall </a>in Portsmouth. It’s a fund-raising event for Portsmouth’s <a href="http://www.africanburyinggroundnh.org/abgmp-statusreport.pdf">African Burying Ground</a>, and will be followed by a candelight procession to the site where the design for a memorial will be unveiled. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:51:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22283 at http://nhpr.org The Fula From America Memories of the Movement http://nhpr.org/post/memories-movement <p>The years of the Civil Rights Movement are counted among the most volatile, yet vibrant, in American history. In our Black History month special, Memories of the Movement, The Tavis Smiley Show celebrates the courage, conviction and commitment of the everyday people who made extraordinary contributions to American social progress. The program holds poignant, humorous, unheard or little known stories from a number of well-known civil rights icons including stories from Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Danny Glover, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Dr. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:02:39 +0000 NHPR Staff 1843 at http://nhpr.org Memories of the Movement Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special http://nhpr.org/post/maya-angelous-black-history-month-special <p>Maya Angelou defines Black History, as it is embraced in our popular culture with an emphasis on the civil rights era and a poetic acknowledgement of late activist, Rosa Parks.</p><p>This one hour historical trek takes us from the 1950&#39;s thru the 1990&#39;s. Dr. Maya Angelou renders a poetic portrait of the day-to-day lives of African Americans during the civil rights era, when artists and activists, musicians and ministers joined hands with people from all walks of life to bring about a historic change in our culture.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:48:47 +0000 NHPR Staff 1797 at http://nhpr.org Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special A Panther’s Perspective http://nhpr.org/post/panther%E2%80%99s-perspective <p>From Black Panther to prisoner to professor, Author Jamal Joseph joins us to discuss his new book Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:09:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1740 at http://nhpr.org A Panther’s Perspective