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In our continued commemoration of Black History Month, here are three podcast episodes that discuss significant figures within the Black community.
In this episode of BBC's In Our Time, host Melvyn Bragg, Karen Salt, Nicholas Guyana, and Celeste-Marie Bernier trace the extraordinarily significant life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
This episode further analyzes the significance of deeper into Douglass' most famous text: "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave."
In this episode of NPR's critically-acclaimed podcast, Code Switch, host Lori Lizarraga tells the story of Brett Woodson Bailey, the descendant of "the father of Black history," Carter Woodson.
Lizarraga discusses themes of injustice, blended family ties, and how the Woodson family grew stronger despite their divisiveness.
Listen to Shakira White, host of Black History Moments, as she tells the story of Alice Coachman: the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
From her early days running barefoot on dirt roads through her hometown in Georgia, to lacing up her sneakers and competing on the track, Coachman's life story is riveting.