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Material Memory
Material Memory

We live in the age of information, but how often do we think about what has been lost—or nearly lost? From memories... more

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Cradle of Student Protest

Travel to Nashville, Tennessee, “the cradle of student protest,” to learn about Fisk University’s activist legacy–from the Jubilee Singers in... more

15 Jun 2022 · 38 minutes

Travel to the Lowcountry of South Carolina to learn about the Mather School, founded after the Civil War to serve... more

01 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
By Actions and Not by Words

Dive into Tuskegee University’s vast collections, from the notebooks of George Washington Carver to archival speeches from luminaries Myrlie Evers,... more

18 May 2022 · 34 minutes
If Walls Could Talk

Learn about Alcorn State University student life–and civil rights protests–in the 1960s, and how a community-centered approach to librarianship has... more

04 May 2022 · 30 minutes
Walking on Sacred Ground

Morgan State University archivist Ida E. Jones discusses the history of Maryland's largest HBCU and how it is deeply entwined... more

20 Apr 2022 · 32 minutes
Cadence to the Rhythm of Life

Kofi Amu Horne, who created the theme music for this season, started drumming with his Ghanaian mother before he was... more

13 Apr 2022 · 16 minutes
There's Magic in Creating Something from Nothing

Librarian and curator Erika Witt speaks about Southern University at New Orleans’s African art collection, a transformative trip to Egypt,... more

06 Apr 2022 · 32 minutes
Our Ancestors' Wildest Dreams

This season, we’re taking a tour of the treasures housed in HBCU libraries and archives. Meet two women instrumental to... more

23 Mar 2022 · 31 minutes
Season 3 Trailer: HBCU Library Alliance Tour

In this season of the Material Memory podcast, we're taking an audio road trip to explore the libraries, archives, and... more

28 Feb 2022 · 2 minutes
Crisis as Catalyst: Notes from DCDC

Special episode! Three stories about crisis as catalyst: capturing NHS COVID-19 stories; rethinking anti-racism and anti-ableism at the Wellcome Collection;... more

10 Jun 2021 · 54 minutes
Material Memory
Cradle of Student Protest
Material Memory