Race Resources From WHRO Public Media
Our nation continues to struggle with legacies of injustice, racism and inequity. Over the years, WHRO Public Media has shared stories to raise awareness and foster dialogue. Here are a few of those, gathered into once place. Click on a category to jump right to it, or simply scroll down to browse the entire list of resources.
The Historic Attucks Theatre: Apollo of the South
One of Hampton Roads' greatest treasures, the Attucks Theatre, turns 100 years old. Musicians of the greatest caliber have performed at the Attucks, legends like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole just to name a few. The 600 seat venue was an instant source of pride to Norfolk's Black Community. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The Norfolk 17
They were just teenagers who wanted a chance at a better education. But in 1959 Norfolk, that was a problem. African-American students weren't allowed to go to historically white schools.
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today when America remains a nation deeply divided by race.
Expanding the Table for Racial Equity #3: White Privilege - Dr. Robin DiAngelo
What does it mean to be White in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race? Dr. DiAngelo will describe the way race shapes the lives of White people, explain what makes racism so hard for White people to see, and identify common White racial patterns that prevent us from moving towards racial equity.
Racism in America
Presented by PBS, explore films and new specials focused on race. These offerings are resources for everyone, regardless of race, to educate themselves on all of the ways inequality in America shows up in everyday life. It is a time for reflection in an effort to get to reconciliation and healing.
Another View with Barbara Hamm Lee
Another View is a weekly call-in radio talk show that discusses today's topics from an African American perspective. Hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee, the program airs every Thursday at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM.
What's Code Switch? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.
Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, examines the long shadow of that fateful moment. Photo:Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world. The latest episode: "Why 2020 Isn't Quite 1968"
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin DiAngelo
- Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America
by Jennifer Harvey
Race: Let's Talk About It
Facilitating conversations about race can be tough, but WHRO Public Media has found that talking about race is a pivotal point on the road to racial equality. We believe this toolkit will aid in helping launch successful conversations about race.
- Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism
from PBS Kids
- Teaching Tolerance
Resources to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy.
- CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall | Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms takes questions along with CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill about how to combat racism, and shares a message with kids about how to make a change.