Black History Month

Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 a.m., WCLK presents Dr. Judi, The People's Advocate, with a half hour of compelling conversation. Dr. Judi Crocker Billingsley talks with Sociologist and Social Activist, Dr. Fleda Mask Jackson as they consider the meaning of Black History Month in 2017.   They'll cover the beginnings of the Black History Movement with Carter G. Woodson's founding of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915.  They will also tease out the ideas and controversies surrounding Black History Month in the current era.

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Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by PNC Bank, celebrating Atlanta's African American Business Leaders.  In September 1895, Booker T. Washington spoke at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. His “Atlanta Compromise” address was one of the most influential speeches in American history. Though organizers worried that the public was not prepared for such an advanced step, they wished to impress Northern visitors with evidence of racial progress in the South, so they invited an African American speaker.

Saturday morning, February 13 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take, Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Dr. Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson about his research into The Weeping Time.  Dr. DeGraft-Hanson, a landscape architect who stumbled onto the story of The Weeping Time while exploring and investigating tabby concrete, a building material that uses oyster shells and was used by enslaved people.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Observes Black History Month

Jan 31, 2016

Jazz 91.9 WCLK observes Black History Month throughout February with daily vignettes and long form programs, weekly.  The programming will  feature uplifting and, memorable people and events depicting the African American journey in America.   Working with the African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC) and NPR, each day you will hear vignettes about a wide variety of Black men and women who have made important differences in American history and culture.

Stand by Me: A Celebration of African-American Song,  features new arrangements of traditional African American spirituals and includes performances by the Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs and the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society.  This special African American History Month program is produced by WCLK, hosted by Program Director Aaron Cohen and  it features Stephen M. Lee, arranger and composer of the music.

Stand by Me airs on Sunday, February 23 at 11am.