88 episodes

It’s fast, accurate U.S. history available in free video podcast recordings describing major historical events and introducing less well-known experiences involving Black Americans.

The series received two Webby Awards in May 2020: A People’s Choice award for the Best Podcast: Documentary as well for the Best Video Series: Education & Discovery and two more Webby Awards in May 2021 as selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences again as the Best Podcast: Documentary and Best Video Series: Education & Discovery.

Podcast topics range from recent events to the founding of the United States of America. Heroes of the Civil Rights movement are covered, as are some of the more obscure figures in the fight for equality.

Black History in Two Minutes (or so‪)‬ Be Woke Presents...

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    • 4.8 • 205 Ratings

It’s fast, accurate U.S. history available in free video podcast recordings describing major historical events and introducing less well-known experiences involving Black Americans.

The series received two Webby Awards in May 2020: A People’s Choice award for the Best Podcast: Documentary as well for the Best Video Series: Education & Discovery and two more Webby Awards in May 2021 as selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences again as the Best Podcast: Documentary and Best Video Series: Education & Discovery.

Podcast topics range from recent events to the founding of the United States of America. Heroes of the Civil Rights movement are covered, as are some of the more obscure figures in the fight for equality.

    • video
    The Origins of Black Service Organizations

    The Origins of Black Service Organizations

    The contributions of Black Service Organizations in the volunteer and civic space have been around since the Revolutionary War. Out of those spaces came formal organizations aimed at redefining American democracy.

    • 3 min
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    Elite Black Public High Schools in Jim Crow America

    Elite Black Public High Schools in Jim Crow America

    In November 1870, four Black students created their own safe space to study in a Washington D.C. church. That space would eventually become the first Black public school, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

    • 3 min
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    Father Divine

    Father Divine

    As the nation dealt with the darkness of the Great Depression, a Black leader by the name of Father Major Jealous Divine (Father Divine) rose from the shadows. His message resonated with many as he identified himself as God in the human flesh.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Congressional Black Caucus

    Congressional Black Caucus

    In this episode of Black History In Two Minutes or So hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. we celebrate a group of Black congressional leaders who constitute the Congressional Black Caucus and to be the voice for marginalized groups today.

    • 3 min
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    Poor People's Campaign

    Poor People's Campaign

    In 1967, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. expanded the Civil Rights Movement by creating a sweeping economic and healthcare care plan aimed at the poor.

    • 3 min
    • video
    The Movement and Campus Violence

    The Movement and Campus Violence

    College campuses became integral in the quest for social reform in the 1960s. With large numbers of Black students already present, campuses allowed young people an opportunity to ensure their voices were not only heard, but that their abilities to march were possible.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

The best thing ever 😌😌😌 ,

Learning so much

Thank you for this podcast. Very well done in just 3 minutes.

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Education for our citizenry

Thank you for this history lesson. I learn so much from your guests. Keep talking the talk for those of us who grew up with great privilege. When you know your history you have a place. I worked for the 2020 Census and it was shocking to learn many of us, white and black, do not know our heritage.

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Love this podcast!

It’s succinct and it opens doors for further research and exploration of these important topics! I really hope there’s a Season 3!

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