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Brief and concise historical episodes of the African-American experience. Narrated by renowned historian, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and executive produced by Robert F. Smith.

Black History in Two Minutes Be Woke Presents...

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    • 4.9, 38 Ratings

Brief and concise historical episodes of the African-American experience. Narrated by renowned historian, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and executive produced by Robert F. Smith.

    • video
    First African American Patent Holders

    First African American Patent Holders

    Black inventors have made significant contributions in the name of not only advancing the American brand, but by way of breaking down a system that didn’t always allow for their innovative brands to exist.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Black History in Two Minutes (or So) 2x Webby Award Winners: Voted People Voice Best Podcast Documentary Series

    Black History in Two Minutes (or So) 2x Webby Award Winners: Voted People Voice Best Podcast Documentary Series

    Black History in Two Minutes (or so) has been officially a TWO TIMES 2020 Webby Award winner. Voted by People's Voice as Best in the Podcast: Documentary Category. Honoring The Best Of The Internet Since 1997.

    • video
    Robert F. Smith Delivers 5 Word '2020 Webby Awards' Acceptance Speech

    Robert F. Smith Delivers 5 Word '2020 Webby Awards' Acceptance Speech

    Black History in Two Minutes (or so) has been officially a 2020 Webby Award winner in the Social: Education & Discovery (Video) Category. As selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Honoring The Best Of The Internet Since 1997.

    • video
    Jack Johnson: Winner of the 1910's " Fight of the Century"

    Jack Johnson: Winner of the 1910's " Fight of the Century"

    Jack Johnson entered the world ready to fight in the most non-conventional way. As the son of slaves, he worked many unskilled jobs, before transitioning into his career as a boxer. He would later transcend the sport and shake up society in a way people had never seen a black man do before.

    • 2 min
    • video
    Black Explorers

    Black Explorers

    While history celebrates the explorations of many white voyagers, there are multiple black people who successfully explored sea, land, and space, and in many instances, are often overlooked.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Dr. Henry Louis Gates Calling For Webby Awards Voters!

    Dr. Henry Louis Gates Calling For Webby Awards Voters!

    Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. makes a personal plea for you to please cast your vote for Black History in Two Minutes (or so) today! Black History in Two Minutes (or so) is nominated for a Webby Award in the Podcast: Documentary and Social Video: Education & Discovery categories.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Sunkist:-) ,

Freaking Awesome!

As an African-American studies enthusiast, this podcast gives me two minutes of joy at a time. I’ve learned a lot and have had a lot re-introduced to me. I recommend this podcast to everyone (especially Black people), because Black history IS American history. Knowing what transpired in the past is essential for building a more equal world and for developing empathy and having clearer perspectives (about the world) while engaging with others in various social environments today.

I love the bite-sized pieces of knowledge that this podcast offers. Who can’t set aside 2 minutes to learn history?

I need a sixth star for this review!

Ernabin ,

Fantastic! Can’t wait for more!

These mini podcasts are fantastic! Perfect for lessons at school! Thank you for your work. 🙏🏼✨

Johnny T-Rex ,

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Real quality effort put into this series.

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