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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
Children of the Sun

Many Black Americans at the end of the nineteenth century relied heavily on themselves, prioritizing self-determination and securing their collective... more

15 Mar 2022 · 44 minutes
Interview - Blair L.M. Kelley

Kidada speaks with historian Blair L.M. Kelley about how segregation grew out of pushback against Black upward mobility, and how... more

08 Mar 2022 · 34 minutes
Walk! The Streetcar Boycotts

With white supremacist strategies for segregated societies solidifying in towns across America’s South, Black people needed to respond in ways... more

01 Mar 2022 · 43 minutes
Interview - Kinshasha Holman Conwill & Paul Gardullo

Kidada speaks with Kinshasha Holman Conwill, the deputy director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture;... more

22 Feb 2022 · 45 minutes
On The World's Stage

The 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago was an opportunity for the United States to showcase its spectacular growth and signal... more

15 Feb 2022 · 44 minutes
Interview - Adam Serwer

Kidada speaks with Adam Serwer, staff writer at The Atlantic who covers race, politics and justice, about the role of the Black... more

08 Feb 2022 · 33 minutes
The Fight of the Century

Black southerners and their allies were experiencing the brick and mortar of Jim Crow being installed in real time. Racial... more

01 Feb 2022 · 46 minutes
Introducing Season 2 of Seizing Freedom

Coming February 1, 2022. The promises of Reconstruction were left unfulfilled. The violent system of Jim Crow was being built in... more

25 Jan 2022 · 4 minutes
Recommended Listening: 1865

While we work on the next season of Seizing Freedom, we think you'll enjoy listening to the podcast, 1865. In... more

20 May 2021 · 8 minutes
A Heritage Unique In The Ages

Season finale. The "freedom generation" of African Americans who were the first to experience emancipation knew that their fight for... more

17 May 2021 · 58 minutes
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Black southerners and their allies were experiencing the brick and mortar of Jim Crow being installed in real time. Racial terror killings... more