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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»