This season, we’re examining the century between the Civil War and the modern civil rights movement to understand how systemic racism and slavery persisted and evolved after emancipation—and how Black Americans still developed strong institutions during this time. Co-hosts Hasan Kwame Jeffries and Bethany Jay discuss how students need to grasp this history to understand injustices many of them face today, from voter suppression to mass incarceration. Visit the enhanced episode transcript for even more resources about using current events to teach about the civil rights movement. And Educators! Get a professional development certificate for listening to this episode—issued by Learning for Justice. Listen for the special code word, then visit learningforjustice.org/podcastpd.
Alison Rose Jefferson, "Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era" (U Nebraska Press, 2020)
New Books in History
Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During the Jim Crow Era (Nebraska, 2020) is about the places where the past and future meet. Throughout the early twentieth century, African Americans moved to California for jobs, for the beautiful weather and landscapes, and to start futures for themselves and their families. Like their white neighbors, they found sites of play and fun across the Southern California environment, from lakes to beaches to country clubs. Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson, an independent scholar and conservation consultant, describes several instance of place making - imbuing beaches and other locations with meaning and memories for the African Americans across the region - and how whites in Southern California reacted with racist backlash against Black leisure in public places. Jefferson, who has worked closely with various groups in greater Los Angeles to promote public memory of the sites covered in the book, describes how contestation over the meaning of these places has continued into the present day. At its core, this is a book about people having fun, and how people have made meaning, or resisted those meanings, at places where people have always flocked for a good time.Dr. Stephen R. Hausmann is an assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Alison Rose Jefferson, "Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era" (U Nebraska Press, 2020)
New Books in African American Studies
Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During the Jim Crow Era (Nebraska, 2020) is about the places where the past and future meet. Throughout the early twentieth century, African Americans moved to California for jobs, for the beautiful weather and landscapes, and to start futures for themselves and their families. Like their white neighbors, they found sites of play and fun across the Southern California environment, from lakes to beaches to country clubs. Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson, an independent scholar and conservation consultant, describes several instance of place making - imbuing beaches and other locations with meaning and memories for the African Americans across the region - and how whites in Southern California reacted with racist backlash against Black leisure in public places. Jefferson, who has worked closely with various groups in greater Los Angeles to promote public memory of the sites covered in the book, describes how contestation over the meaning of these places has continued into the present day. At its core, this is a book about people having fun, and how people have made meaning, or resisted those meanings, at places where people have always flocked for a good time.Dr. Stephen R. Hausmann is an assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies
Today on Past Gas-- what’s the story behind the “Green Book”? For black Americans, traveling by car has historically been an entirely different experience with its own set of challenges and dangers. How did African American trailblazers create their own car culture, compete with Henry Ford, and use cars to tear down barriers?More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/pastgas.Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS.Get your Decked Drawer System at decked.com/GAS and get free shipping. Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WTH is critical race theory? How a philosophy that inspired Marxism, Nazism, and Jim Crow is making its way into our schools, and what we can do
What the Hell Is Going On
The national conversation about race is making its way through the US education system. Seemingly overnight, debates about whether to teach children critical race theory have taken hold of state legislatures and school board meetings across the country. But what exactly is critical race theory and why is it so controversial? Princeton’s Dr. Allen Guelzo joined Dany and Marc to explain critical race theory’s philosophical underpinnings and why it poses a threat to American democracy. Dr. Guelzo also discusses ways to combat its spread throughout American society and the US education system. Dr. Guelzo is a New York Times best-seller author, American historian and commentator on public issues. He is also Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship and Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University.Download the transcript here.
Weekly Roundup: A New Jim Crow or Reconstruction 3.0?
Straight White American Jesus
Brad makes a big announcement regarding the show and a new direction in his professional life . . . with Dan on vacation he then discusses the long list of cases wherein Trump and Trump allies signal their desire to overthrow the democratic process in order to stage a coup. From General Flynn welcoming a Myanmar-style coup to Paul Gosar conspiring with the Proud Boys to Louie Gohmert speaking at a QAnon conference to an Oregon Rep letting militia in the side door to attack the state legislature. This anticipation of restorative violence is complemented by the methodical approach to curtailing voting rights across the country. This leads to a question: Will this era see the institution of a New Jim Crow or a New Reconstruction? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://swaj.supportingcast.fm
Before Jim Crow: America's Slave Codes & Black Laws with Victoria Robinson
Research at the National Archives and Beyond
It is essential when attempting to trace enslaved ancestors that one become familiar with the laws of each pertinent state or territory regarding the institution of slavery. Without such a survey of the laws, valuable information can often be overlooked. Knowledge of laws and their associated records can alert the researcher to more obscure sources of information.Victoria Robinson is an experienced genealogist who, while growing up in Utah, started tracing her family history. After graduating Georgetown University, she continued to be curious of mind and passionate about genealogy. Combining these traits, she also works to help others discover their roots. For nearly 30 years, she has worked as a senior librarian at the Annandale [VA] Family History Center, where she assists patrons and staff with their research and serves as the staff expert in African American genealogy. She has presented at various local and national genealogy/history conferences over the past 19 years on the topics of research methodology, and using various strategies to uncover African-American family history and genealogy.Opeing Music: Sweet Mellow Spice by AK Alexander
95. Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy During Jim Crow - Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman
We Are For Good Podcast - The Podcast for Nonprofits
Meet Dr. Freeman. This award-winning scholar and Assistant Professor at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has an incredible story to tell. Which prompts us to introduce the incomparable Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazer for black women philanthropists. Dr. Freeman research focuses on the history of African American philanthropy and his latest book is entitled, Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow. Confession: we all cried in this episode. This story has power, and we promise you'll be a better human for hearing it. It's We Are For Good Podcast Women of Impact Week presented by Virtuous. Join us as we release 5 episodes, each dedicated to celebrating the incredible women making an impact in our world, and how you can take action to harness the power of women to further your causes too.This series is more than just podcast episodes. Explore weareforgood.com/women to find extensive resources, a treasure trove of past interviews and inspiration too. Want to be an ally to spread this message of goodness? Use hashtag #womenofimpact2021Episode HighlightsDr. Freeman’s story and dedication to philanthropy - 3:54Meet Madam C.J. Walker - 9:133 key values learned from Madam C.J. Walker: Give as you can, spare no useful means, and give more as your means increase - 16:40The impact Madam C.J. Walker’s legacy has had on Dr. Freeman’s life - 21:50Dr. Freeman’s work: Who counts as a philanthropist and what counts as philanthropy? - 24:09African American philanthropy and philanthropy leaders of color challenge the conventional definitions of philanthropy throughout history - 24:12A powerful moment of philanthropy in Dr. Freeman’s Life - 35:02Dr. Freeman’s One Good Thing: Give along the way. - 39:45For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/95The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout Our Sponsor VirtuousYou know we believe Everyone Matters - and we believe the greatest philanthropic movements happen when you see and activate donors at every level. And our friends at Virtuous created a fundraising platform to help you do just that. Virtuous is the only responsive fundraising platform designed to help nonprofit teams build better donor relationships and increase impact with confidence. Plus, their number one core value is Team & Family, so this week we’re excited to highlight a few of the phenomenal women and clients within their family during Women of Impact Week.Learn more about Virtuous at www.virtuous.org/We Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 116: Black Class Conflict and Jim Crow Housing w/ Preston Smith II
THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast
How class division amongst Black America facilitated housing descrimination. We will be joined by professor Preston Smith, II About Dr. Smith: Postwar black politics with an emphasis on housing and class. Inner-city neighborhood revitalization including economic development, affordable housing, quality public education, and equal and adequate delivery of municipal services Preston Smith's research interests in urban studies and postwar black politics are reflected in his many publications and presentations. He has been published in such journals as the Journal of Urban History and edited volumes such as Without Justice For All. He has made presentations at Social Science History Association meeting, Center for the Study of Race, Inequality and Politics, Institute for Social Policy Studies, at Yale University, and The Centennial of W.E.B. DuBois’s Souls of Black Folks symposium at Williams College. His most recent book, Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago (Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012) examines housing debates in Chicago that go beyond black and white politics, showing how class and factional conflicts among African Americans actually helped to reproduce stunning segregation along economic lines. Smith's commitment to urban studies led to his becoming Director of the Community-Based Learning (CBL) program at the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts. Smith's Involvement with CBL began with his development of an advanced seminar that utilized CBL pedagogy. In this class students interact with local communities through community-based research and service, allowing them to enhance their understanding of public concerns while fostering leadership and advocacy skills. Smith is part of group who developed a faculty seminar that examines Puerto Rican history and culture in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and on the island. The unique feature of this seminar is that it combines area college faculty and community leaders from Holyoke. It is targeted to faculty and community-based organizations that collaborate on community-university partnerships. Since many of the families living in Holyoke are Puerto Rican, the seminar focuses on educating CBL students on Puerto Rican history and culture. Smith believes that one of the ways to best teach politics is to be politically engaged. He is a member of the Interim National Council of the Labor Party, an independent political party that comes out of the labor movement. The Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute, which is the educational and cultural arm of the Labor Party, sponsors the Free Public Higher Education campaign. Smith is currently the co-chair of the Institute's national campaign, which asserts that higher education is a necessity in today’s economy and society and, therefore, should be paid for by the federal government. Modeled after the GI Bill®, the campaign would cost $34 billion if everyone currently enrolled at a public institution were to have free tuition and fees. Recuperating the tax cuts that have not benefited working families in this country could pay for this amount. You can read some of Professor Smith's recent work here:https://catalyst-journal.com/author/preston-h-smith-ii You Can Buy the Book Here:https://www.amazon.com/Books-Preston-H-Smith-II/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3APreston+H.+Smith+IIThank you guys again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and everyone of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH! Become a patron now : https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WtLyoP9QU8sxuIfxk3eg Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast https://ww.twitch.tv/leftflankvets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d