The Humanity Archive

The Humanity Archive

The Humanity Archive is your home for the most provocative, honest and fascinating stories from history. With the most compelling narratives and diverse conversations. This is not the history you learned in school.

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January 17, 2022 31 min

How do we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King jr.? Did you know that his holiday faced almost 15 years of rigid opposition?  In this episode, Jermaine looks beyond the acclaimed I have a dream speech to explore what King really stood for. And how his message is still painfully relevant today. 




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The Middle Passage was a brutal journey of unimaginable proportions.  A voyage filled with disease, despair, and death. Africans were ripped from their homes and shipped off as the labor force for an exploding plantation economy in the Americas. In this episode, we’ll explore this horrific time in history, the lives, and the harrowing stories of those who lived, revolted, and died on the Middle Passage.

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In the course of human history, the scourge of slavery has haunted societies across the globe. In part one of this twelve-part series, we explore the beginnings of slavery and how it has manifested itself everywhere. 

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July 9, 2021 64 min

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans were forced to abandon their homes and live in prison camps. 

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June 7, 2021 44 min

Juneteenth is an annual holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. Commemorating June 19, 1865, the day a group of enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned they were free — some two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. 

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May 21, 2021 70 min

After Fred Hampton’s meteoric rise, J. Edgar Hoover and the F.B.I mount an all-out war on his Chicago Black Panther Party.  It all ended with the wholesale murder of Hampton and other Black Panther Party members in a violent raid. In this final installment of a two-part series, we reckon with this legacy.

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April 22, 2021 64 min

In the midst of economic inequality and racial unrest, a young man emerges as the fiery leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party. Pushing for radical change and uniting working people for his revolutionary cause. 

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April 2, 2021 65 min

Ignored in Western history, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most extraordinary rulers of the past. In an era dominated by men, she shattered gender roles through her political skill and military agility. After her rule was threatened in 1626 by the Portuguese, she transformed herself into a fierce slave trader and waged endless war against the colonizers. 

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March 18, 2021 44 min

Is women's history month only meant to highlight and celebrate their greatest achievements? Or is there room to reckon with a past filled with glaring gender oppression? Here we take a critical look at the history of women, told by women, and the ways they have been treated all over the world. 

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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.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehumanityarchive)
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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?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehumanityarchive)
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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?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehumanityarchive)
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