One Mic: Black History

One Mic: Black History

Each episode of One Mic centers around little known events or persons from Black history selected for their effect on African Americans and American history.

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June 17, 2021 15 min
Juneteenth is annual holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, its a mix of June and Nineteenth, Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with increasing official recognition. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaimin...
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The entire 35 blocks of the Greenwood commercial district were completely destroyed. A total of 191 Black-owned businesses, several churches, a junior high school, and the district’s only hospital were lost. According to the Red Cross, 1,256 homes were burned with another 215 looted and vandalized. The Tulsa Real Estate Exchange estimated total real estate and personal property losses at $2.25 million, the equivalent of nearly $30 ...
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May 31, 2021 21 min
It was May, 30th 1921 and on this day Dick Rowland was on his way to the Drexel building. Which was mostly closed for the Memorial day holiday but the building had something that very few buildings in downtown Tulsa had. A colored restroom on the top floor, as Rowland walked toward the elevator. It was being operated by a 17 year old white woman by the name Sarah Page and he would step into history.

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Greenwood was named the town after another town called Greenwood, Mississippi. The first store was a grocery store on the corner of Archer and Greenwood ave. The community continued to grow along Archer st. attracting a real estate developer, a dentist, a black physician and a even ministers. Little by little JB Stradford's vision of a black business district took shape along Archer st. In 1905 the first school for black childr...
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The Great Depression was the worst economic downturns in the industrialized world, While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more than African Americans. African Americans across the country already occupied a fragile position in the economy. By the late 1920s, the many African Americans toiled away as domestic servants, farmers, or service workers in jobs marked by low wages, weak job se...
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday is set primarily during the height of Holiday's career in the later period of the legendary jazz singer’s career up until her death in 1959. the movie draws from on Johann Hari’s bestseller Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, which tells stories from the early days of the war on drugs and those caught up in that fight. The movie touches specifically on the chapte...
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May 3, 2021 13 min
Billie Holiday, one of the most famous of jazz singers of all time and was a superstar of her day. She first rose to prominence in the 1930’s with a unique style along with her emotional intensity, innovative techniques and touching songs reinvented the conventions of modern singing and performance but the Federal Government, self destructive personal struggles and substance abuse lend to her downfall.

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This is a special collaboration with the Petri Dish Podcast, You can learn more about the scientific achievements of this pioneering chemist at the link below.

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Percy Julian was a pioneering chemist who with only a 10th grade education went on to earn his Ph.D. His research into chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs was used to treat glaucoma and arthritis, although his race presented ma...
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February 8, 2021 18 min
Black History Month is an annual celebration of the study and achievements of African Americans and a time when they weren't being recognized their central role in U.S. history. It was the predecessor to “Negro History Week,” which was the brainchild of the black historian Carter G. Woodson in 1915, In September Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life an...
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February 3, 2021 30 min
The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, was an unethical natural history study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the United States Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Bad blood
by James H. Jones
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The last episode in the 4 part series about the Negro Leagues, I discuss the peak of the Negro National League during World War 2 then the decline of the Negro Leagues after Jackie Robinson historic signing by the Brooklyn Dodgers leading to Major League Integration.


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January 11, 2021 8 min
Joshua Gibson was a Negro League catcher and one of the greatest home run hitters in the game’s history. Known as “the black Babe Ruth,” Gibson is considered to be one of the greatest player who never played in the major leagues.

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December 25, 2020 14 min
If you enjoyed Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Now you can learn the true story about the women behind the play, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. Listen to my new mini episode about the "Mother of the blues".

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Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey.
by Sandra R. Lieb
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Just as Negro league baseball seemed to be at its lowest point and was about to fade into history, along came owners Cumberland Posey, Gus Greenlee and Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson because two the most marketable icons in all of black baseball.

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Rube Foster was an amazing pitcher but his role with the game was more than being a player he was the vision behind the first Negro League and ushered in the golden age of Black Baseball.

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A complete history of the Negro leagues, 1884 to 1955
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Black Baseball got its start with amateur clubs and after the civil war the popularly of baseball exploded. Of course, black players were not able enjoy this boom with Black Players being banned in the major leagues and later in the minor leagues also. We chronicle the early history of black baseball from Bud Fowler to the Cuban Giants


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November 2, 2020 47 min
This episode chronicles his life and legacy of W.E.B Du Bois, he spent 70 years of his life advocating for the advancement of African Americans. while he had philosophical disagreements with other African-American leaders and his ideas on how to advance African Americans would change drastically over his life time. he would never stop attempting to uplift his people.

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Two great leaders of the black community in the late 19th and 20th century were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. However, they sharply disagreed on strategies for racial and economic progress. This episode is about the complex life of Washington and how and why he conflicted with W.E.B Du Bois.

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September 30, 2020 36 min
The Black Renaissance was a movement with The Harlem Renaissance being at the center of that movement. The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered around the Harlem neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City spanning the Mid 1910s till the early 1930s

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September 14, 2020 31 min
The Suffrage movement for African Americans and Women had their roots in the abolitionist movement but in the 70 years between the Seneca Falls Women's rights convention and the ratification of the 19th amendment, the two groups relationship was ripped apart by racism and politics.

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