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Seizing Freedom
Seizing Freedom
VPM

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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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 · 56 minutes
Interview: Kate Masur

A discussion of the central role African Americans played in securing constitutional change for their civil and political rights during... more

10 May 2021 · 47 minutes
The Final Word On Liberty

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865, but African Americans knew the “freedom” of emancipation was incomplete without universal citizenship... more

03 May 2021 · 54 minutes
Interview: Kelly Brown Douglas

The Reverend shares what church has meant to the Black community, both historically and currently, as well as how to... more

26 Apr 2021 · 42 minutes
Equal Children Of God

How a thirst for soul liberty and the freedom to worship as they saw fit sustained Black Americans through centuries... more

19 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Interview: Hilary Green

Conversation about family histories and education, how many of the stereotypes that have been associated with Black people in the... more

12 Apr 2021 · 50 minutes
Truth Makes The Free Man

Education was regarded as the "real liberation" by many African Americans following emancipation from slavery, and they were willing to... more

05 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Interview: Tera Hunter

Kidada speaks with Princeton Historian Tera Hunter about how Black workers wanted to shape their working lives after the Civil... more

29 Mar 2021 · 37 minutes
They Can't Keep Me Out

Further exploring the stakes of making a living as a Black person following emancipation and how, despite violent retaliation in... more

22 Mar 2021 · 58 minutes
Seizing Freedom
Recommended Listening: 1865
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