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African-American Heritage

Aired: November 1, 2014

Slaves Waiting for Sale

In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. His painting of the scene was later exhibited at the Royal Gallery in London… More»

Aired: October 4, 2014

The Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll

Sister Rosetta Tharpe attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings that were a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and early rock and roll. She became… More»

Aired: August 30, 2014

When America Took to the Air

In the years after World War I, stunt pilots in small airplanes would fly throughout the country, performing tricks and selling rides to locals—introducing Americans to flight for the first… More»