An audio history featuring the lives and times of some famous and not-so-famous black people. This program presents the stories of the following people: Pedro Alonzo Nino, Kid Steve Esteban, Phyllis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Gustavas Vassa (aka Olaudah Equiano), Benjamin Banneker, James Derham, Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, Salem Poore, Black Sampson, Tack Sisson, Pompey, Nat Turner, Gabriel— the slave of Prosser, Denmark Vesey, Harriett Tubman, Dred Scott, Sojourner Truth, George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington. Produced by Gene De Alessi. Contains recordings of music by black composers William Dawson, Ulysses Kay, and Howard Swanson.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.