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Seizing Freedom
Seizing Freedom
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Highlighting true stories of Black people’s fight for liberation, progress and joy from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement and... more

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Episodes

Interview - Mariame Kaba

Season 2 Finale. Kidada speaks with activist and organizer Mariame Kaba about the ways many of us practice abolition without... more

17 May 2022 · 43 minutes
Reframing the Narrative?

African Americans couldn’t seize much universal freedom as the brick-and-mortar of Jim Crow walled them off from their rights. Still,... more

10 May 2022 · 53 minutes
Interview - Julia Craven

Kidada speaks with health reporter Julia Craven about health and wellness for African Americans, both historically and in the context... more

03 May 2022 · 36 minutes
Dethroning Disease

Attendees of the 1914 “Fifty Years of Negro Health Improvement in Preparation for Efficiency” conference, with speakers including Booker T.... more

26 Apr 2022 · 50 minutes
Interview - Saeed Jones

Kidada speaks with writer, poet and social commentator Saeed Jones about the many facets of Black masculinity, how it has... more

19 Apr 2022 · 38 minutes
Inside Harlem's Speakeasies

Black workers were expected to take on “respectable” employment in the early twentieth century, essentially a racist dog whistle to... more

12 Apr 2022 · 39 minutes
Interview - Jamelle Bouie

Kidada speaks with New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie about the legacies of discriminatory housing policies in the United States... more

05 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
The Land of Milk and Honey

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, several million African Americans left the South for the North and West.... more

29 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
Recommended Listening: Home. Made.

Today we're sharing an episode of Home. Made., a podcast that explores the meaning of home and what it can... more

25 Mar 2022 · 23 minutes
Interview - Paula Austin

Kidada speaks with historian Paula Austin about the shift in American society to protect childhood innocence in the early 1900s,... more

22 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Seizing Freedom
Interview - Mariame Kaba
Seizing Freedom