1/30/17 Caught! by Doreen Rappaport. February is Black History Month. To kick it off.Doreen Rappaport tells the story of Shadrack Minkins, an escaped slave who made it as far as Boston, only to be arrested and tried under the new Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
1/31/17 The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim Whiting.Rosa Parks is an icon of the civil rights movement, but she was not always so honored. In fact she had to leave her home in Montgomery and move to Detroit. Jim Whiting tells you more about her as we continue with our week of black history Minutes.
2/1/17 We Shall Overcome: The Power of a Song by Amy Nathan. When you think of an important song associated with a social movement, what comes to mind? (Hint: It's black history month) Amy Nathan gives you the answer.
2/2/17 One Birmingham Sunday by Larry Brimner. On September 15, 1963, a single event changed the course of the civil rights movement. Would you like to know what it was? Find out from Larry Brimner.
2/3/17 The Staley Swindle and the Super Bowl by Jim Whiting. The Superbowl is Sunday. Jim Whiting, who lives in Seattle, saw his Seahawks lose to the Patriots a couple of years ago. What will happen this year?