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Each episode of One Mic centers around little known events or persons from Black history selected for their effect on African Americans and American history.

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Each episode of One Mic centers around little known events or persons from Black history selected for their effect on African Americans and American history.

    Hollywood vs Black History - The United States vs Billie Holiday

    Hollywood vs Black History - The United States vs Billie Holiday

    The United States vs. Billie Holiday is set primarily during the height of Holiday's career in the later period of the legendary jazz singer’s career up until her death in 1959. the movie draws from on Johann Hari’s bestseller Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, which tells stories from the early days of the war on drugs and those caught up in that fight. The movie touches specifically on the chapter about the federal agents who targeted Billie Holiday. Though the movie’s timeline jumps between different points in her life and career. It mostly focuses on jazz singer Billie Holiday's battle with the United States government and Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics over her efforts to sing "Strange Fruit," a song about lynching's in the South, and the attempts to suppress her by targeting her for her drug use. Throughout the movie, Holiday grapples with the weight of legal troubles, her past which contribute to her drug use, engages in a romance with an Jimmy Fletcher the black FBN agent tracking her, and her rises up to become a key figure in the early days of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

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    Sources:
    https://slate.com/culture/2021/02/billie-holiday-movie-true-story-accuracy.html
    https://screenrant.com/united-states-vs-billie-holiday-true-story-accuracy-changes/
    https://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/united-states-vs-billie-holiday/
    https://collider.com/united-states-vs-billie-holiday-fact-fiction-true-story/

    The Tragic Life of Billie Holiday

    The Tragic Life of Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday, one of the most famous of jazz singers of all time and was a superstar of her day. She first rose to prominence in the 1930’s with a unique style along with her emotional intensity, innovative techniques and touching songs reinvented the conventions of modern singing and performance but the Federal Government, self destructive personal struggles and substance abuse lend to her downfall.

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    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Holiday
    https://billieholiday.com/
    https://www.biography.com/musician/billie-holiday
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Billie-Holiday
    https://www.ladyday.net/
    https://www.biography.com/news/billie-holiday-strange-fruit
    https://www.biography.com/news/billie-holiday-facts
    https://www.biography.com/news/billie-holiday-narcotics-us-government#:~:text=Holiday's%20husband%20worked%20with%20the,%2C%E2%80%9D%20Mari%20wrote%20in%20Politico.

    Pioneering Genius: The Life of Percy Levon Julian

    Pioneering Genius: The Life of Percy Levon Julian

    This is a special collaboration with the Petri Dish Podcast, You can learn more about the scientific achievements of this pioneering chemist at the link below.

    Petri Dish Podcast:
    https://pod.link/1476940551

    Percy Julian was a pioneering chemist who with only a 10th grade education went on to earn his Ph.D. His research into chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs was used to treat glaucoma and arthritis, although his race presented many challenges, he is regarded as one of the most influential chemists in American history.

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    The Origins of Black History Month

    The Origins of Black History Month

    Black History Month is an annual celebration of the study and achievements of African Americans and a time when they weren't being recognized their central role in U.S. history. It was the predecessor to “Negro History Week,” which was the brainchild of the black historian Carter G. Woodson in 1915, In September Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, This organization was dedicated to researching and promoting the achievements of Black Americans and other peoples of African descent

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    Sources:
    Carter G. Woodson in Washington, D.C.: The Father of Black History
    By Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
    https://asalh.org/
    https://time.com/4197928/history-black-history-month/
    https://www.biography.com/scholar/carter-g-woodson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_G._Woodson
    https://web.archive.org/web/20110401191535/http://www.america.gov/st/diversity-english/2005/June/20080207153802liameruoy0.1187708.html

    The Tuskegee Experiment

    The Tuskegee Experiment

    The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, was an unethical natural history study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the United States Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Sources:
    Bad blood
    by James H. Jones
    https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm
    https://www.history.com/news/the-infamous-40-year-tuskegee-study
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_Syphilis_Study

    The Negro League: Part 4 - Major League Integration

    The Negro League: Part 4 - Major League Integration

    The last episode in the 4 part series about the Negro Leagues, I discuss the peak of the Negro National League during World War 2 then the decline of the Negro Leagues after Jackie Robinson historic signing by the Brooklyn Dodgers leading to Major League Integration.


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    Sources:
    A complete history of the Negro leagues, 1884 to 1955 - Order: https://amzn.to/368L7V3
    by Mark Ribowsky
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro_league_baseball
    https://www.history.com/topics/sports/negro-league-baseball

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

Fave(nificent) ,

Outstanding Perspectives

I love this podcast for being so thorough and informative on these amazing POC. You can tell the host has does more than his share of homework to deliver a quality, well-produced show that keeps your attention.

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AlphaMHC ,

Great concise history pod!

If you want some history that focuses on Black people, bringing to light historical truths that have been kept in the dark for so long, this podcast is going to be amazing for you. The content is fantastic, well researched, and timely!

On top of that, as a big bonus, the podcast host's voice is *chef kiss* awesome. Go check this one out now if you like history, particularly Black American history!

karasmannequin ,

Well Presented and Important

This is a fantastic and succinct podcast. The host is great and tackles important subjects in black history that are frequently left out of the historical narrative in school. From the Harlem Hellfighters and Great Migration to black suffrage - this podcast is a must listen for all.

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