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The best podcasts to Find Black History Facts You Didn’t Know

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Who am I?

Hi! I'm a podcast host of three years, but in my main profession, I'm an attorney with over 20 years experience in Administrative and Government Law. I chose this subject because of the attack on Black American History in the US. It may benefit others to learn where they can find shows covering things other than the basics. I was raised by a History teacher with an affinity for Black History particularly the Black American Civil Rights Movement.

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

My podcast covers news and related topics with a human interest. It bridges the gap between current events and human behavior. I cover society, culture, technology, politics, government, history, health, family, education--a wide range of topics using my unique voice as a Black American Muslim Lawyer to tell the stories I think are most relevant from todays world and give the "why" behind the plays and players.

What is my podcast playlist about?

This list is a good primer for some, ancillary for others and extensions for many, of our knowledge and understanding of Black American and Black World History.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. 1619

Why this podcast?

This podcast breaks down systemic racism in the US and how most of our modern-day institutions developed in inhumane and degrading conditions such as slavery and Jim Crow apartheid.

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1619

The New York Times

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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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2. Black History Buff Podcast

Why this podcast?

This podcast covers hidden stories of Black History delving into lesser known players of the freedom movements.

Black History Buff Podcast
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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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3. The MLK Tapes

Why this podcast?

The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was probably a wider plot that started long before that horrible day he was murdered in Memphis. This podcast presents interviews from eyewitnesses who were present during the horrific event that day and poses greater evidence of the claim that this was a plot formulated by not one man but many.

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The MLK Tapes

iHeartPodcasts and Tenderfoot TV

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5.0

According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.

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8 Listeners

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4. Black History Year

Why this podcast?

We are always making Black History, 365 days a year. One month isn't enough to tell our stories and this podcast will fill you in on what happens when February is over.

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5.0

Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com.

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5. Black History, For Real

Why this podcast?

A new podcast hosted by Conscious Lee and Francesca Ramsey, who have a unique and invigorating way of storytelling. You'll not want to miss an episode.

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The first woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List was a Black Panther. The richest person of all time, an African king, gave away so much gold that it caused Cairo's economy to crash. A 109 year old Black woman fights for reparations for her neighborhood that was burned to the ground when she was a child. On Wondery’s history series Black History, For Real, hosts Franchesca Ramsey and Conscious Lee go beyond the stories you already know to drop you right in the mix. It’s a no-nonsense, unwhitewashed account of history’s most overlooked moments, with a mix of narrative storytelling and candid conversation. We’ll even spill the occasional historical tea! It’s all facts, no cap.

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