In celebration of Black History Month, today’s episode is about creating new Black history. Guest host Harry Hawkins is joined in the studio by local filmmakers and entrepreneurs Johnny and Marie Justice to discuss the challenges and opportunities of being artists and business-owners as people of color.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate Professor Christy Clark-Pujara examines attempts to achieve black male suffrage in early Wisconsin. For the first seventeen years of statehood, black men in Wisconsin were barred from the ballot box, and their disenfranchisement excluded them from shaping the state’s first public institutions. However, black Wisconsinites refused to accept their political marginality. […]
Come to the Museum for a screening of two Wisconsin Biographies, “Joshua Glover: And the End of Slavery” and “Vel Phillips and James Groppi: The Fight for Fair Housing.” These animated biographies will last about 10-15 minutes, and are great for the whole family. Crafts will be available after the showing to emphasize the messages […]
According to the Bureau of the Census, as of 2015, there were almost 361,000 people of African descent living in Wisconsin, or about 6% of the total state population. While that’s a smaller percentage than for the nation as a whole, which hovers around 18%, African-Americans have been a central part of Wisconsin’s story since […]
Our topic today is Black Women at the Forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. Lilada takes a look at her top ten heroines of the Civil Rights movements in honor of the first day of Black History Month. Joining her in the studio today is long-time Madison resident and activist, Brandi Grayson. Brandi is the […]
Joshua Bloom, author of “Black Against The Empire: The History And Politics Of The Black Panther Party,” joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.