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Black History Moments

17 EpisodesProduced by Shaakira WhiteWebsite

Black History is more than the common names we always hear. Each Friday, join Shaakira White, an HBCU grad and content creator, as she recounts the stories of those forgotten in Black History. If you want to learn more about Black history, are curious about all things Black, or just want to hear a g… read more

17 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

16: Bayard Rustin was the backbone of The March on Washington

February 19th, 2021


Bayard Rustin was an openly gay Black man that helped plan and strategize many of the major civil right's events in history. Even when people tried to weaponize his sexuality against him, Bayard stood the course. 

This …

15: Daisy Bates was the force behind The Little Rock Nine

February 12th, 2021


Did you know that The Little Rock Nine were hand-picked by a woman who knew they'd be able to handle the scrutiny coming their way? Her name was Daisy Bates and she knew early on that she had to do something about …

14: David Ruggles was about that abolitionist life

February 5th, 2021


David Ruggles was like the 18th century version of Malcolm X. Born a free man, David made sure that he did everything he could to help enslaved …

13: Aunt Polly Jackson didn't play on the Underground Railroad

January 29th, 2021


When we think of the Underground Railroad, our first thought may go to Harriet Tubman. But have you heard the story of Aunt Polly Jackson who helped …

12: What really happened to Billie Holiday?

January 22nd, 2021


Billie Holiday is one of the most influential jazz singers in American History. But there are parts of her story that remain untold. Listen to this …

11: Who was the real Ma Rainey?

January 15th, 2021


If you've seen Netflix's latest hit, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, you may be curious to know more about the real person. Ma Rainey aka "Queen of the …

10: Marsha P. Johnson and the LGBTQ Revolution

August 28th, 2020


When we think about the LGBTQ revolution, we often direct our thoughts to Stonewall and pride parades that followed, but did you know that a Black …

09: Mary Ellen Pleasant had that bag!

August 21st, 2020


Mary Ellen Pleasant was a self-made millionaire who was worth 30 million dollars at her peak. She used her money to invest in real estate and other …

08: Edward Bouchet was genius... but that still wasn't enough

July 31st, 2020


Edward Bouchet was the first Black person to receive a PhD in America. He was intelligent and more than capable but even with his amazing …

07: Henrietta Lacks is the reason we have modern medicine

July 24th, 2020


Did you know that the cells of a Black woman were used for major medical advancements and launched a multi-billion dollar medical industry? …

06: What is Juneteenth and the truth about President Lincoln

July 17th, 2020


Did you know that when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, there were still enslaved people in Texas who were not informed of the …

05: Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin

June 12th, 2020


Before Rosa Parks, there was a 15 year old girl named Claudette Colvin who refused to give up her seat on her way home from school. It wasn't until 9 …

04: Gladys Bentley and the Harlem Renaissance

May 15th, 2020


During the Harlem Renaissance, creative expression was in full swing from artists like Langston Hughes and Josephine Baker. However, we rarely hear …

03: Michael Donald and Bankrupting the KKK

April 24th, 2020


In 1981, the top R&B song was "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. The must-see movie was Halloween II. Although the 80's seemed a bit …

02: Annie Turnbo Malone

April 17th, 2020


Annie Turnbo Malone was that girl. Annie may have been the first Black woman to become a self-made millionaire although it is taught that Madame CJ Walker was the first. She taught Madame CJ Walker much of what she knew …

01: Harry T. and Harriette Moore

April 10th, 2020


When we think of martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement, we rarely discuss the original martyrs, Harry T. and Harriette Moore. This Florida couple organized over 100,000 Black people to vote, investigated every lynching …

Black History Moments Podcast Trailer

April 7th, 2020


Black History is more than the common names we always hear . Each Friday, join Shaakira White, an HBCU grad and content creator, as she recounts the stories of those forgotten in Black History. If you want to learn more …

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