Tavis Smiley and Cornel West
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West join Kim McLarin for a provocative conversation on race, black leadership, and accountability.
Capturing Black Life: A Conversation with Photo Historian Deborah Willis
Photographer and photo historian Deborah Willis discusses her life and work.
Searching for Sally Hemings: A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed
2010 MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient Annette Gordon-Reed. (Originally broadcast January 8, 2009) Before winning the MacArthur award, Professor Gordon-Reed sat down for a lengthy interview on Basic Black to discuss her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.
Jazz and Rock Drummer Cindy Blackman
Basic Black host Kim McLarin speaks with jazz and rock drummer Cindy Blackman.
Poetry & Conversation with Afaa Michael Weaver
Poet Afaa Michael Weaver talks about the life stories that inspire his work.
A Conversation with Boston Superintendent Carol Johnson
Superintendent Carol Johnson joins host Kim McLarin in a conversation about her goals for the Boston public school system and the challenges that she faces.
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(Originally broadcast January 4, 2013.)
The Emancipation Proclamation is 150 years old this week. Historian Eric Foner called this document one of the most important documents in American history. Does the Emancipation Proclamation have any meaning for contemporary times?
Also, our panelists look ahead with predictions for 2013.
• Callie Crossley, host and moderator, Boston Public Radio, 89.7 WGBH Radio
• Kim McLarin, assistant professor or writing, literature, and publishing, Emerson College
• Phillip Martin, senior reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio
• Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University, WEB Du Bois fellow, Harvard University
(Image source: Library of Congress.)
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