Black History Month

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New York Times

Mamie Johnson died recently. Most people probably don't know why she is considered a pitching pioneer.

In his annual Black History Month essay, Pete Peterson tells us how Johnson - who wasn't allowed to play in a female professional baseball league - made her mark playing with men in the Negro Leagues.

People
AP

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, the author of Pops: The Willie Stargell Story and Growing Up With Clemente.
 

WSIU

Today we continue our new series  The Listening Project.  The past couple of weeks we've heard individuals talk about their personal experience with racial and social inequality. 

WSIU

Fifty years ago the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, sex, or religion.  In the intervening years how much progress has our society made in improving racial and social equality?

WSIU

Fifty Years ago the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, sex, or religion.  In the intervening years how much progress has society made in improving racial and social inequality?   WSIU Radio's new community engagement series The Listening Project visited with participants at Carbondale Community Arts University 2014 commemoration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  As part of that program CCA hosted a Race Card Project installment.  The Race Card Project is a national initiative that asks people to talk about their experience with race in six words.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Center for Inclusive Excellence Assistant Director Derrick Williams about campus Black History Month events.

You can see a listing of Black History Month events here.

Black History Month

Feb 3, 2012
Fr. Joseph Brown
SIUC

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with Father Joseph Brown the Chair of SIUC's Africana Studies Program about Black History Month activities for this edition of Morning Conversation