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February 15, 2021 46 min

Black history month is a time to celebrate the achievements and narratives of people of African descent. But is it enough if those narratives aren't honored and appreciated year-round. Here we take a fascinating look at the history of Black history and how we can use this month to improve our humanity. 

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January 29, 2021 60 min

In this episode, we explore the little known but profoundly moving story of the Great Migration. It is the story of those black southerners who relocated to the North and West— they moved by the millions, all to escape crushing poverty and racially motivated persecution.

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January 14, 2021 76 min

In every generation, citizens must decide what to do if their country is on a course they deem immoral and unjust. In the mid 19th century, John Brown was faced with this choice. How would he challenge the institution of slavery? Some did nothing, others politically agitated, many tried moral persuasion. John Brown went to war.

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December 29, 2020 69 min

In every generation, citizens must decide what to do if their country is on a course they deem immoral and unjust. In the mid 19th century, John Brown was faced with this choice. How would he challenge the institution of slavery? Some did nothing, others politically agitated, many tried moral persuasion. John Brown went to war.

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December 7, 2020 49 min

The police force was created to enforce the law, maintain social order, and act as a force for good. At least, that is the dominant narrative. But this version of history paints a different story. One where we must reckon with deep corruption, vicious racism, and scathing abuses of power. 

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October 28, 2020 1 min
There’s the history you learned in high school. Then there’s The Humanity Archive.You probably learned about dead presidents, statesmen, and wars. I want to tell you about the thinkers, innovators, the marginalized, the risk-takers, and those ordinary people who did extraordinary things. These are the stories that connect us all.New podcasts coming soon...You've never heard history like this before.

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In 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was brutally assassinated, leaving the black community in a state of turmoil and rage. How should we view the destructive riots that took place afterward in hundreds of American cities? How should we view riots in history? We explore that and more in this podcast.

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September 30, 2020 52 min
Facing insurmountable odds, an ex-slave executes the most successful slave revolt in world history. Here is the final episode in this two-part series. Write a Review:podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ve/id1436450035Support the Show:www.patreon.com/thehumanityarchiveShow notes available at:www.thehumanityarchive.com

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September 14, 2020 60 min
Facing insurmountable odds, an ex-slave executes the most successful slave revolt in world history. Write a Review:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-humanity-archive/id1436450035Support the Show:www.patreon.com/thehumanityarchiveShow notes available at:www.thehumanityarchive.com

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August 28, 2020 47 min
The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in America. A struggle rooted in thousands of years of male domination. Could women push past unequal patriarchy, racism, and deep divisions in the movement to win their right to vote?

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August 19, 2020 51 min
The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in America. A struggle rooted in thousands of years of male domination. Could women push past unequal patriarchy, racism, and deep divisions in the movement to win the right to vote for all women?

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July 23, 2020 40 min
Most wealthy in history isn’t a name just anyone can claim. But by the 14th Century, Mansa Musa had gained the title. He was head of the Mali empire, the world’s largest producer of gold and an international superpower. Now, if he could execute his 10,000 person pilgrimage to Mecca, he would put the power and prestige of Mali on the map forever.

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Sundiata Keita founded one of the most powerful empires in human history. He also constructed one of the earliest known declarations on human rights. Here we recite the epic of this West African ruler in all of its splendor and adventure. Placing it in its rightful place among the world’s greatest hero stories.

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May 27, 2020 40 min
In the face of the biggest threat to American democracy in the 19th century, Ida B. Wells began to fight back. She had a vision. Lynching and Jim Crow could be stopped. But not without awakening the world to the terror facing black people in America.

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Amid the crisis and catastrophic enslavement of one in six people in 18th century America, Benjamin Banneker fought to free countess people from their terrible condition. Could he convince Thomas Jefferson to do the same?

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April 22, 2020 36 min
To challenge the moral corruption of ancient Athens, Socrates ignited a civic and ethical revolution. The core of his moral philosophy was simple. Know nothing. Question everything.

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April 8, 2020 37 min
The black death’s disastrous, morbid character overwhelmed the medieval world. To survive this pandemic, humanity not only had to confront a catastrophic disease but the darkest depths of fear.

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January 22, 2020 34 min
What happens when the indigenous peoples of the Northeast find strangers from another shore living next door? Who was the woman named Pocahontas at the center of this first encounter?This show examines the dangerous early years of Native/English relations and how Pocahontas played a pivotal role in this important part of history.For a full list of sources and show notes, please visithttps://www.thehumanityarchive.com/podcast//the-r...

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Who better to counsel us on overcoming fear than a man who stood up to death with the firmest footing. Here we look beyond the soundbites and go under the surface to discover Martin Luter King Jr's personal thoughts and anecdotes for conquering fear.For a full list of sources and show notes, please visithttps://www.thehumanityarchive.com/podcast/conquering-fear-martin-luther-king-podcast

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Patriot? Martyr? Criminal? Inconsequential historical figure? These are the many opinions of Crispus Attucks. Little is known about his overall life. It is thought that he escaped slavery in 1750 and then, twenty years later, placed himself at the front of a crowd protesting against British soldiers on King Street in Boston. Attucks was shot and killed, along with four other civilians, on March 5, 1770, in an event that will foreve...

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