38 episodes

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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Black History Buff Podcast King Kurus

    • History
    • 4.7 • 254 Ratings

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.

If you'd like to become a friend of the show follow the links on this page

https://pod.fan/black-history-buff-podcast

You can find me at https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/pages/social-2 & www.blackhisto Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackhistorybuff/support

    Job Maseko: An African In WII

    Job Maseko: An African In WII

    In this explosive episode of the Black History Buff Podcast, I take you on a journey through the remarkable life of Job Maseko, a South African soldier who fought in World War II. Despite facing the harsh realities of apartheid and racial discrimination, Maseko's unwavering courage and ingenuity led him to single-handedly sink a German ship using nothing but a makeshift bomb crafted from a tin can.
    I delve into the often-overlooked roles of African soldiers during the World Wars, shedding light on their sacrifices and the injustices they faced on and off the battlefield. Through Maseko's story, you will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of being a black soldier fighting for a country that did not grant them equal rights.
    From his early life in South Africa to his time as a POW under the brutal treatment of German guards, Maseko's tale is one of resilience and bravery in the face of adversity. I explore the aftermath of Maseko's heroic act and the struggles he and many other African veterans faced upon returning home to a society still deeply entrenched in racism and oppression.
    This thought-provoking episode not only highlights the incredible deeds of Job Maseko but also serves as a powerful reminder of the ongoing battles for human rights and equality that persist to this day.
    For an ad-free listening experience, updates, deep dives, and access to my best work, join me for FREE on Patreon.Stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and insights by subscribing to my newsletter on Steady HQ
    Join me on this moving journey through history and discover why the legacy of Job Maseko and countless other African soldiers must never be forgotten.


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    • 21 min
    Duke Ellington: A Night With The Duke

    Duke Ellington: A Night With The Duke

    Step back in time and immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of Harlem's legendary Cotton Club as we explore Duke Ellington's groundbreaking opening night performance on this episode of The Black History Buff Podcast.
    We'll transport you to 1927 when a young Duke Ellington and his Washingtonians took the stage at the Cotton Club for the first time. This moment marked the beginning of a new era in jazz history and catapulted Ellington to stardom.
    Join us as we delve into the rich history of the Cotton Club, a venue known for its white-only clientele and its showcasing of the most talented African American performers of the time. We'll explore the complex racial dynamics at play and how Ellington navigated this environment to create a sound that would captivate audiences and influence generations of musicians to come.
    For those who want to dive even deeper into Duke Ellington's life and legacy, I invite you to join my Patreon community. As a special treat for my Patreon members, I've created an exclusive, in-depth biography recording that chronicles Ellington's life from his early days in Washington, D.C., to his rise to international fame. By becoming a member, you'll gain access to this fascinating exploration of Ellington's personal and professional journey, as well as other exclusive content and perks.
    Whether you're a die-hard jazz fan, curious about a pivotal moment in cultural history, or eager to learn more about one of the greatest musicians of all time, this episode of The Black History Buff Podcast and the exclusive Patreon content are not to be missed. Tune in and discover the story behind Duke Ellington's unforgettable opening night at the Cotton Club, and consider joining our Patreon community for an even more immersive experience.

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    • 9 min
    Cudjoe Lewis & the Rise Of Africa Town

    Cudjoe Lewis & the Rise Of Africa Town

    Episode Title: The Untold Story of Cudjoe Lewis – From Clotilda to Africatown
    Join me on a journey through time as we uncover the remarkable life of Cudjoe Lewis, the last survivor of the transatlantic slave trade aboard the ship Clotilda. In this episode, we delve into the origins of Cudjoe Lewis, born Oluale Kossola, in what is now Benin, West Africa. We explore the harrowing events that led to his capture and forced voyage to America, his resilience through the years of enslavement, and his pivotal role in the establishment of Africatown, Alabama.
    I recently decided to share less via social media and to focus on sharing my best work on Patreon. This short episode is a result of that decision. If you enjoyed this episode and want to join me on my creative and learning journey, join me on Patreon for FREE to gain access to exclusive content and behind-the-scenes insights and engage in meaningful conversations about the episodes. Your support helps me to keep bringing these important stories to light.

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    • 5 min
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - A life of Music and Colour

    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - A life of Music and Colour

    In this episode, we take a brief look at the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    This episode was made with the support of Olu Lawal, Awele Ibeaji, Ebi, and Ox-boy entertainment.

    For those who want to learn to learn more, you can do using the resources linked below:

    You can listen to the songs played in this episode using the links below:

    A Ballard in A minor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hiawatha's Wedding Feast  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S05Jd6iH0nIDeep River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9YsbMy0qAg
    You can learn more about Samuel Coleridge-Taylor by reading the books listed below (these are affiliate links, please dont hate me)

    The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge https://amzn.to/3NTdISRBlack Mahler the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Story https://amzn.to/3tiOtQx
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    • 3 min
    Doris Miller - Hero of Pearl Harbour

    Doris Miller - Hero of Pearl Harbour

    Doris Miller was a United States Navy cook third class who was killed in action during World War II. He was the first Black American to be awarded the Navy Cross.
    In this episode, we take a brief look at his heroic life and his amazing contribution to Black History 

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    • 7 min
    The Shameful Phenomenon of Sundown Towns

    The Shameful Phenomenon of Sundown Towns

    What are Sundown Towns?A sundown or sunset town was a city, town or neighbourhood in the US that excluded non-whites after dark.
    The term sundown came from the signs that were posted at the Towns borders stating "Negro, Don't Let the Sun Set On You Here." A stark warning that let blacks know we had to leave by sundown.
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Customer Reviews

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254 Ratings

blackboy5469 ,

Black history

I love it I watch it all the time when I go to sleep .

blacKGIRL419 ,

Brilliant

First off I’ve listened to every podcast at least 3x now. All of them are very well thought out and beautifully researched. The perfect combination of information, storytelling and comedy. Im beating myself up that it took this long to find. I will be purchasing my hoodie and patiently wait for more!

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Inspiring On So Many Levels

I’ve enjoyed this podcast so much! I’ve been hooked from the start. The way you put the stories together makes for a positively unique experience. You have inspired me to do more research on Black history. If I ever have children, I hope I encourage and teach them the way you’ve taught your son. Congrats on the teaching degree! Hope that you’re putting out some more episodes soon! Can’t wait!

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