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The best podcasts for Modern Black History

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Who am I?

My name is Countryboi, I work in IT with Cloud Infrastructure, I started podcasting because I thought would be fun and it turned in to a bit of a passion project. I have always had a interest for History and saw a void in Black History podcasts told by Black people, so I decided to create one.

My Show

What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

My show is all about Black History and telling those stories as they happened and allowing people to make their own decisions.

What is my podcast playlist about?

This playlist is all about my favorite Black history podcasts, the podcasts that inspire me to create content.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. Unreformed: the Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children

Why this podcast?

This is a great podcast, about a story that I was unware of, while its short is compelling and amazing

In 1968, police arrested five Black girls dressed in oversized military fatigues in Montgomery. The girls were runaways, escaping from a state-run reform school called the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children in Mount Meigs, Alabama. The girls were determined to tell someone about the abuse they’d suffered there: physical and sexual violence, unlivable facilities, and grueling labor in the fields surrounding the school. It was, as several former students called it, a slave camp.

UNREFORMED is the story of how this reform school derailed the lives of thousands of Black children in Alabama for decades and what happened after those five girls found someone willing to blow the whistle. Host Josie Duffy Rice investigates the history of the school at the tail end of the Civil Rights movement in Alabama and speaks to former students who are still haunted by their experience but had the will to survive.

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7 Listeners

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2. 1619

Why this podcast?

Amazing podcast, the facts are on point and its impossible not to come to so of the same conclusions.

1619

1619

The New York Times

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4.9

In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story. “1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.

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40 Listeners

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3. [REDACTED] History

Why this podcast?

Another amazing podcast, that discusses black history and some black history adjacent topics. He has an amazing episode about Woodrow Wilson and the KKK, I highly recommend it.

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Redacted (verb): censor or obscure for legal or security purposes. [REDACTED] History is a show where we can have real, unfiltered conversations about the things that SOME FOLK don't want us to talk about. This is where we will huddle around the campfire and tell the stories of people that the textbooks forgot. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! If you want to support the show, come join the Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/Blackkout https://www.tiktok.com/@blackkout___ For all inquiries, please email: [email protected]

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2 Listeners

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4. Black History Buff Podcast

Why this podcast?

Great podcasts, if you dont listen to any episode listen to the episode about the Little Rock Nine. it feels like they its being told by people as they experienced it

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5.0

The Black History Buff podcast is a fun and thrilling journey through time. Covering the full historical tapestry of the African Diaspora, you’ll hear tales covering everything from African Samurai to pistol-wielding poets. More than just a podcast, the show is a bridge that links communities throughout the African diaspora and enlightens and empowers its friends.

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16 Listeners

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5. Black Girl Gone: A True Crime Podcast

Why this podcast?

I know this is a true crime podcast, but this podcast is amazing and it covers a group that is underserved and for that it needs to be on this list

Black Girl Gone: A True Crime Podcast
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5.0

True crime with a new focus...shining a light on the all too often ignored cases of Black women who have gone missing or have fallen victim to murder. Each episode takes you on a heart wrenching journey through the stories of these women and the families they left behind. Join us as we work to uncover hidden truths and bring the stories of these women to the forefront. Together we can seek justice for the forgotten and give a voice to the voiceless. New episodes every Monday. AFTERTHOUGHTS now available. Join host Amara and her husband Jason weekly as they discuss their thoughts and opinions about the weeks episode.

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34 Listeners

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