Conversations In Context

August 2020

Season 1, Episode 5 - Memory

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Dometi Pongo and Lonnie G. Bunch III talk about the importance of remembering the past, including slavery and the civil rights struggle, in order to see a truer picture of American history.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Media

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Nearly 60 years after the Freedom Riders protest, Dometi Pongo sits down with historian Lonnie G. Bunch III to discuss the importance of documenting social movements then and now.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Movements

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Dometi Pongo talks with Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute Lonnie G. Bunch III about Black college students' sit-in protests at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, in 1960.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Marches

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Dometi Pongo talks with Lonnie G. Bunch III about the 1917 Silent Parade, one of the first mass civil rights protests in the U.S., the powerful message it sent and the foundation it laid.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Music

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Dometi Pongo talks with Lonnie G. Bunch III about the role music plays as a form of protest and empowerment for African Americans, and draws parallels between blues and hip hop music.