Bayard Rustin was a pivotal figure in the civil rights
movement that you may not have heard of. He counseled Martin Luther King on the
value of non-violence and helped engineer the March on Washington.
Al Letson tells Rustin’s story Saturday at 4.
Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges and dairy cows are the iconic images of Vermont. But Vermonters pride themselves on their independent spirits and their passion to rebuild is a force of nature, stronger than Tropical Storm Irene.
From The Kitchen Sisters and PRX, a Black History Month Special: "Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs," with host, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress, Alfre Woodard.
Refugees, entrepreneurs, visionaries – these are the historic roots of Oakland, California. The city has long been home for people building new lives and imagining even better ones but dreams deferred also haunt this place.
This week on The Promised Land, we meet a hair-dresser turned activist.
Sharon Hanshaw is the Executive Director of Coastal Women for Change, an organization that empowers women to create positive change in their Biloxi community.
In the fall of 1960, the writer John Steinbeck drove across the country
with his poodle, Charley, and a question: "What are Americans like
today?" Half a century later, "Travels with Mike" retraces Steinbeck’s
steps to hear America’s story today and reflect on its history.