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Historically Black

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Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washington Post and APM Reports are proud to collaborate in presenting these rich personal histories, along with hosts Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae and Another Round hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.

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Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washington Post and APM Reports are proud to collaborate in presenting these rich personal histories, along with hosts Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae and Another Round hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.

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Make more please!

By Hbauttttttttttt - Mar 30 2020
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Very good. Love the variety of topics and warmth of the discussions. Make more please!

Excellent

By Just1Rey - Aug 27 2019
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Please keep this content coming it’s phenomenal!!!!!!

iTunes Ratings

188 Ratings
Average Ratings
162
9
5
2
10

Make more please!

By Hbauttttttttttt - Mar 30 2020
Read more
Very good. Love the variety of topics and warmth of the discussions. Make more please!

Excellent

By Just1Rey - Aug 27 2019
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Please keep this content coming it’s phenomenal!!!!!!
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Historically Black

Latest release on Apr 04, 2018

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Rank #3: Black Love Stories

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Rank #4: The Path to Founding an HBCU

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Rank #5: The Question of Black Identity

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