Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in studio with documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Nelson is known for his films Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till, and, Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice.
Kennedy Center Honors Al Green for Soul, Staying Power
Al Green was one of five artists honored at the Kennedy Center this year. Jeffrey Brown talks to the singer, whose iconic voice has stirred souls with pop music and gospel for decades, about a life of making music and preaching.
Discover Your Roots Using the Freedmen's Bureau Records
Genealogists, researchers, archivists, authors, bloggers, educators, and faith leaders discuss the Freedmen's Bureau and the need for volunteers to make the records of nearly 4 million emancipated African Americans freely searchable online. http://www.discoverfreedmen.org
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal talks with Tanisha C. Ford about the inspriation for her new book,"Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul” (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Ford is an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Wendell Scott: First African-American Elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame
One of Danville's most famous native sons has a face that is recognizable not only among scholars of black history, but also among longtime NASCAR fans. Thats because Wendell Scott is known as the man who broke the color barrier in stock car racing - and he did so in 1963 when he became the first (and still the only) black driver to win a race in what is now the Sprint Cup Series.
Opening Night for 100th Season of Karamu House Theater
Actors rehearse a scene from 'It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues' in preparation for the opening night of 100th season at the Karamu House Theater in Ohio, the oldest African American theater in the United States.