BBC Witness: Witness Black History

Witness: The Story of Our Times Told By the People Who Were There

Witness Black History: Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history

If you are looking for first person accounts of key moments in black and civil rights history to use in your curriculum, you should check out BBC's Witness Black History podcasts (a portion of their larger Witness segments).  Each podcast is an approximate 8 minute interview with people that witnessed these events.  Events span the globe.   Currently there are 47 episodes available.

Episodes available include:
  • Ruby Bridges attends an all-white school
  • The Mississippi burning case
  • Mixed race marriage victory in US (the film Loving is based on this)
  • Black Congresswomen Shirley Chrisholm
  • The children's crusade
  • "I Have a Dream"
  • Muhammad Ali and the draft
  • The Los Angeles riots

Available at iTunes

Available on the BBC Website (iPlayer Radio)

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