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Black History Moments

Black History Moments

By Shaakira White
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 great narrative, this is the podcast for you.
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16: Bayard Rustin was the backbone of The March on Washington
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 is his story... Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymoments Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://nyti.ms/3az7FAI https://nbcnews.to/2ZtLTZ0 https://bit.ly/3uecPKg https://bit.ly/3bhqkjP https://n.pr/3ptwkLj https://to.pbs.org/3s3II6w https://bit.ly/3azb8j4 https://bit.ly/3k1nUK8 https://stanford.io/2NBM2a4 https://s.si.edu/2Zvhdqo
29:25
February 19, 2021
15: Daisy Bates was the force behind The Little Rock Nine
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 racism and segregation in America.  This is her story... Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymoments Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://to.pbs.org/3a7islE, https://bit.ly/37mc88f, https://bit.ly/3qcI4mM, https://bit.ly/3aOzR1q, https://bit.ly/3abzZJj, https://bit.ly/2OxbCO9, https://bit.ly/2Z99NsI, https://bit.ly/3qghngQ, https://to.pbs.org/2ZaUsYk, https://bit.ly/372uPNK
17:52
February 12, 2021
14: David Ruggles was about that abolitionist life
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 people down south and free people up north. David was "about that action." This is his story... Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymoments Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://bit.ly/2MwM3vO, https://bit.ly/3cE445X, https://bit.ly/3rlLlQG, https://bit.ly/3cGbhCK, https://bit.ly/2MTpJwk, https://bit.ly/39LUGLW, https://bit.ly/3oQxznA, https://bit.ly/3cRIfQL
26:31
February 5, 2021
13: Aunt Polly Jackson didn't play on the Underground Railroad
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 escaped Black people using her two unlikely weapons of choice? This is her story... Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymoments Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://bit.ly/3ol1fcp, https://bit.ly/3iSLyb0, https://bit.ly/3ppBJnB, https://bit.ly/2MtlvLy, https://to.pbs.org/3psj4rb, https://apple.co/39q25Ae
13:59
January 29, 2021
12: What really happened to Billie Holiday?
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 episode to get an inside look at her life and what came to be the United States vs. Billie Holiday. This is her story... WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/3a1JnHIxHv4 Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymoments Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://politi.co/2Ku721d https://bit.ly/36dOhHh https://legcy.co/3itAPnc https://bit.ly/3o0VrVg https://to.pbs.org/3pd6fkg https://bit.ly/3p4wyco https://bit.ly/35W7Cw9 https://billieholiday.com/bio/
26:51
January 22, 2021
11: Who was the real Ma Rainey?
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 Blues", had a mouth full of gold teeth that matched her flashy performances. She was a blues pioneer and one of the first blues musicians ever recorded.  This is her story... Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymoments Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://nyti.ms/3stIC9t, https://bit.ly/2LQTJZ4, https://bit.ly/3icQuHF, https://bit.ly/2LwWtuM, https://bit.ly/35HSKS0, https://bit.ly/2LCET8G, https://bit.ly/38IKMtO, https://bit.ly/3ifXYcS
13:41
January 15, 2021
10: Marsha P. Johnson and the LGBTQ Revolution
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 trans woman was one of those at the forefront? Marsha P. Johnson was a trendsetter and pillar to LGBTQ youth in NYC. Unfortunately, her life was cut short in a case that has been cold for over 28 years now.  This is her story... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymoments Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://bit.ly/3jlBqXE , https://bit.ly/3hyNx2W , https://bbc.in/34ChZFR , 'The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson' on Netflix , https://nyti.ms/34Ib1iF
25:43
August 28, 2020
09: Mary Ellen Pleasant had that bag!
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 businesses but most importantly, she used her wealth to ignite change. For example, she was a key figure in John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859. But how did a woman with so much wealth spend the latter stages of her life in poverty?  This is her story... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://nyti.ms/34juiH0, https://bit.ly/3aHpT1o, https://bit.ly/32cpi3U
19:11
August 21, 2020
08: Edward Bouchet was genius... but that still wasn't enough
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 accomplishments, he would not be granted the same opportunities as his peers.  This is his story... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://bit.ly/2CVtH2Y, https://bit.ly/31ambcC, https://bit.ly/30bRynI, https://bit.ly/3jWhXh0
16:07
July 31, 2020
07: Henrietta Lacks is the reason we have modern medicine
Did you know that the cells of a Black woman were used for major medical advancements and launched a multi-billion dollar medical industry? Henrietta's cells were the first human biological materials to ever be bought and sold but her family was never compensated and they weren't told of Henrietta's legacy until 20 years after she died.  This is her story... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://bit.ly/3hzWzMQ, https://wapo.st/3hx7qac, https://bit.ly/2WRt3tQ, https://nyti.ms/2ZYMKSk, https://n.pr/32QKgHN
23:04
July 24, 2020
06: What is Juneteenth and the truth about President Lincoln
Did you know that when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, there were still enslaved people in Texas who were not informed of the news? It wasn't until June 19, 1865 that Union soldiers made their way to Texas to inform those people. However, the newfound news wasn't instant magic... This is the story of Juneteenth... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm, https://nyti.ms/2C9uHA6, https://to.pbs.org/2ZzkLII, https://bit.ly/2WrzjIJ, https://bit.ly/308yyoI, https://bit.ly/2WoRNcW
16:41
July 17, 2020
05: Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin
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 months after her arrest that Rosa used that inspiration to refuse giving up her seat in Montgomery, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But why don't we know Claudette's story as well as Rosa's? I'll tell you here... This is her story... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://wapo.st/2Yyn8tY, https://bit.ly/3dYsNQc, https://bit.ly/37pAw7m, https://n.pr/37rl8HY
22:58
June 12, 2020
04: Gladys Bentley and the Harlem Renaissance
During the Harlem Renaissance, creative expression was in full swing from artists like Langston Hughes and Josephine Baker. However, we rarely hear about the legend that was Gladys Bentley. Gladys was a gender-bending performer that wore tuxedos and sung risqué lyrics to women in the audience at her shows.   This is her story... Ebony magazine article: http://queermusicheritage.com/bentley6.html Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://bit.ly/3dLCcKs, https://nyti.ms/3dJV9NF, https://bit.ly/3cK2VXC
14:00
May 15, 2020
03: Michael Donald and Bankrupting the KKK
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 progressive compared to earlier times, the lynching of 19 year old aspiring carpenter, Michael Donald proved that we still had a long way to go. His death sparked the lawsuit that left the Klan bankrupt. This is his story... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: Book: 13 Loops by BJ Hollars, https://www.history.com/news/kkk-lynching-mother-justice, https://www.nytimes.com/1987/11/01/magazine/the-woman-who-beat-the-klan.html
29:48
April 24, 2020
02: Annie Turnbo Malone
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 about haircare, she opened the first cosmetology school for Black hair, and she was a philanthropist for the people.    This is her story... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3erzeMp Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years. Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://historicmissourians.shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/m/malone/, https://bit.ly/34IVr41, https://bit.ly/2VFprJY, https://bit.ly/3ctswUy, https://bit.ly/3enW9s5
27:27
April 17, 2020
01: Harry T. and Harriette Moore
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 in the state of Florida, and formed over 50 branches of the NAACP.  This is their story... Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3e1z0eR Welcome to Black History Moments! This podcast is all about Black history and the stories we've left untold over the years.  Hosted by Shaakira White We strive for accuracy in our storytelling. Sources used can be found below: https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2020/02/03/harry-t-moore-african-american-black-civil-rights-leader-florida/4481452002/ https://www.pbs.org/harrymoore/harry/mbio.html https://bit.ly/2VkCuQS https://www.naacp.org/naacp-history-harry-t-and-harriette-moore/
15:54
April 10, 2020
Black History Moments Podcast Trailer
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 great narrative, this is the podcast for you.
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April 7, 2020