10 episodes

Perkins Center for the Arts hosts multi-disciplinary arts podcasts.. The first series, Upon Our Authority presents sensational stories and intriguing interviews on women's empowerment through four periods: Suffrage (1840-1920) , Rosie the Riveter(1940-1960), The Second Wave/Civil Rights (1960-1990) and the New Millennium (2000-present). Our intrigue investigates the lives and times by exploring oral expressions and folk traditions (celebrations, family rituals, foods, social values, religion, folk songs, stories, holidays, material culture, vernacular culture, occupational culture, gatherings and more) with a particular focus on New Jersey and women of melanin endowed ethnicities. Podcast is hosted by Queen Nur, International Storyteller, and Director of the Folklife Center at Perkins Center. Guests include scholars, historians, storytellers and poets. Sponsored by New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Council on the Arts, Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Perkins Center Podcast Karen "Queen Nur" Abdul-Malik

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Perkins Center for the Arts hosts multi-disciplinary arts podcasts.. The first series, Upon Our Authority presents sensational stories and intriguing interviews on women's empowerment through four periods: Suffrage (1840-1920) , Rosie the Riveter(1940-1960), The Second Wave/Civil Rights (1960-1990) and the New Millennium (2000-present). Our intrigue investigates the lives and times by exploring oral expressions and folk traditions (celebrations, family rituals, foods, social values, religion, folk songs, stories, holidays, material culture, vernacular culture, occupational culture, gatherings and more) with a particular focus on New Jersey and women of melanin endowed ethnicities. Podcast is hosted by Queen Nur, International Storyteller, and Director of the Folklife Center at Perkins Center. Guests include scholars, historians, storytellers and poets. Sponsored by New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Council on the Arts, Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

    Six Triple Eight: Lt. Col. Charity Adams and the World War II All Black Women's Postal Battalion

    Six Triple Eight: Lt. Col. Charity Adams and the World War II All Black Women's Postal Battalion

    Incomparable storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston tells a riveting story of Lt. Colonel Charity Adams and the 1st Black Women's Battalion Adams lead in England and France during World War II.  Charlotte begins with a history of the need for women positions in the War and journeys us through emotional accounts of the need to deliver long overdue letters and packages for  soldiers moral.  We hear  of the systemic military bias and racism and how the incredible women of the 6888 Postal Battalion triumphantly endured by taking a stand, making change, and creating a formidable postal structure to alleviate a relatively impossible situation....in half the allowed time.  The interweaving of Charlotte's family connection creates and beautiful and dynamic crafted story.

    • 50 min
    Invisible Warriors: Black Rosie The Riveters of the World War II Period

    Invisible Warriors: Black Rosie The Riveters of the World War II Period

    Professor Gregory Cooke, historian, documentarian and filmmaker tells amazing stories of Black Rosies.   Cooke shares highlights from his newly completed documentary Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II.  He celebrates the triumph over the double stigma of being black and female for 600,000 Black women, whose stories are part of American history, but have been hidden treasures. 

    We hear the unforgettable stories  of Rosies from Camden, New Jersey, Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA among others.  We learn of the strength they gathered from growing up in the Great Depression, the fortitude and courage they mastered to deal with racism and sexism during the World War II period, and the catalyst of their lives as a Civil Rights era marker. Cooke shares the real deal on how the Rosie the Riveter character really come to be.

    • 46 min
    Spark of Magic: An Intimate Journey with. Susan B. Anthony and Cady Staton Part II

    Spark of Magic: An Intimate Journey with. Susan B. Anthony and Cady Staton Part II

    Women Rights heroine Elizabeth Cady Stanton describes her meeting with Susan B.  Anthony as "a magic spark." 

    Dr. Ann Gordon,  shares a two-part intimate journey with Stanton and Anthony that includes traditions from their upbringing, political philosophies and the role of family and friendships in their advocacy for women's rights. Gordon provides a lens into the lives of these two historical giants through the art  of the historian's craft, as she tells stories from the volumes of The Selected Papers of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,  edited by Ann Gordon and published by Rutgers University Press.

    Paft II: We hear more in-depth stories about the dynamic duo's voting rights philosophies on the benefit of federal laws v. state mandates, their foodways, including a meaningful great cup of coffee and mishap marmalade, their thoughts on honoring elders and the importance of next generations knowing history. We also  journey to Tenafly, New Jersey, Stanton's home.

    • 27 min
    Spark of Magic: An Intimate Journey with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Spark of Magic: An Intimate Journey with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Women Rights heroine Elizabeth Cady Stanton describes her meeting with Susan B.  Anthony as "a magic spark." 

    Dr. Ann Gordon,  shares a two-part intimate journey with Stanton and Anthony that includes traditions from their upbringing, political philosophies and the role of family and friendships in their advocacy for women's rights. Gordon provides a lens into the lives of these two historical giants through the art  of the historian's craft, as she tells stories from the volumes of The Selected Papers of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,  edited by Ann Gordon and published by Rutgers University Press.

    Part I- We hear of religious influence,  anti-slavery positions, the role of cousins, how birthday celebrations were used to advocate for women's rights and who really wore the infamous "bloomers" first.

    • 31 min
    In Our DNA: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Social Action Legacy

    In Our DNA: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Social Action Legacy

    Eastern Regional Director Rosie Allen- Herring and Eastern Region  Social Action Co-Chair, Patricia Williamson share bold stories of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.'s  first social action initiative when the Founders marched in Washington at the Women's Suffrage March in 1913 to the Delta Days in the Nations Capital, when the sorority sisters annually cover Capitol Hill in a sea of Delta Red.   Hear the legacy of social justice advocacy forged by such Deltas as Mary McCleod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Dorothy I. Height and the perpetual fight for equity, including empowering our youth.

    • 41 min
    Let the Sojourner Truth Be Told- The Journey of a Praise Poem by Linda Goss

    Let the Sojourner Truth Be Told- The Journey of a Praise Poem by Linda Goss

    Mama Linda Goss, co-founder of the National Association of Black Storytellers and 2019 NEA Heritage Fellow, shares the inspiration behind her praise poem honoring over 600 Black suffragists and sheroes.  Embark on a journey of her research and discovery, blended with  intimate stories and empowering songs.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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Oni Luv ,

Powerful journey in Her Story!!!

Thank you Queen Nur for sharing and channeling these dynamic woman stories of power & grace under such terrible trying times.
Charlotte Blake Alston & Linda Goss puffed me up in pride & joy to share membership with these national treasures in The National Association Of Black Storytellers! Keep the true life changing stories coming. I’m loving this fabulous podcast, I see the movie!
Sisterly love, Oni Lasana

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