Black History Month Has Ended - Our Learning Continues
This inaugural podcast on the Future of Black History Month series asks how it began and what it can be. Producer Veralyn Williams leads a lively conversation about her annual Black History Month parties - before COVID-19 social distancing was imposed - with some friends of the show.
Then, Dr. Pero Dagbovie, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and an Associate Dean in the Graduate School at Michigan State University, introduces us to Dr. Carter G. Woodson - often called the “Father of Black History” - before explaining how a week-long celebration of Black Achievement at the turn of the 20th century evolved into the month-long observance that we know today.
Listen here: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-united-states/the-origin-story-of-black-NyV6rKOk94b/