NHPR and the New Hampshire Union Leader are proud to sponsor The 59th Annual New Hampshire State Spelling Bee scheduled for March 3, in Concord. The best spellers from around the Granite State will gather to compete.
The top speller will go on to represent New Hampshire at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC.
Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine with officers of the NAACP at their 49th annual convention. Mrs. Bates and the nine students received an award for their heroism during the school integration crisis in September, 1957.
Credit <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/4206412043/sizes/m/in/photostream/">Wisconsin Historical Images</a> via Flickr/Creative Commons
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.
Since the time of Aristotle, blind seers have been regarded as bearers of special insight. Host David Marash brings us the stories, music and this insight from the blind gospel tradition that transformed American song and gave it soul.
BOB MARLEY - LIVE FOREVER is a free one-hour program with live music from and stories about his last concert. Songs recorded live at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater in Sep 1980 include "Exodus," "Could You Be Loved," "Redemption Song," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming" and more. Rita, Damien and Rohan Marley are interviewed, as well as Marcia Griffiths, biographer Vivien Goldman, and Doug Gebhard - a former journalist who covered the 1980 Pittsburgh show and is now a priest. These interviews discuss the concert, Marley's philosophies and influential moments from his life.
Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians. Hosted by Terrance McKnight, WQXR host and former Morehouse professor of music, I, Too, Sing Americawill dive into the songs, cantatas, musicals and librettos that flowed from Hughes’ pen.
Author presentation followed by interview with New Hampshire Public Radio host Virginia Prescott
The evening closes with a special backstage book signing reception – full of surprises!– for benefit ticket buyers who purchase a voucher for an illustrated edition of The Da Vinci Code ($40). Vouchers for books, which the author will sign and personalize, are available through The Music Hall box office and include entry to the backstage book signing reception.
Zydeco Nation is an hour-long, music-rich documentary that tells the story about an epic chapter in modern American history. Starting during World War II, French-speaking Louisiana Creoles began moving across the country to Northern California in search of both jobs and freedom.
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.
This one hour historical trek takes us from the 1950's thru the 1990'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.
The celebrated master of narrative nonfiction joins us with the just-released paperback edition of his New York Times bestseller In The Garden of Beasts, a remarkable portrayal of 1933 Berlin and Hitler’s rise to power. Erik Larson joins NHPR's Virginia Prescott for Writers on a New England Stage.
May 1, 2012 6:00pm Strafford Room, Memorial Union Building University of New Hampshire, Durham NH
Veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning journalist Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday, is coming to Durham, NH. He’ll be interviewed on stage by NHPR’s All Things Considered host Brady Carlson and will take questions from the audience.