S1 Episode 6 – Black History Month

Happy Black History Month (Black Fist Emoji)! In this episode we explore how Black History is celebrated in different parts of the world; discuss differences between BHM celebrations in the US vs UK; share the things we learnt thanks to BHM; shoutout some of our black heroes: Lewis Howard Latimer, Madam C.J. Walker, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin and Toussaint Louverture; and demand our fucking reparations from white people.

Resources:
• Excerpt from Edward Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told – hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/11/19/slav…economy-baptist
• BBC’s Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners – www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b063db18
• PBS’s Black in Latin America – www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/about/

What we are currently watching/reading/listening to:
• Rihanna’s ANTI Album
• Mat Johnson’s Loving Day
• HBO’s Game of Thrones
• Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You

Show was mixed by Ifeoluwa Olokode, and theme music is “Ayo” by the über talented Femi Leye

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