• 2010
  • 22:58
  • USA

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Willie McGee and the Traveling Electric Chair

By Joe Richman & Samara Freemark

On the night of May 7th, 1951, a thousand people gathered in Laurel, Mississippi, to witness the execution of Willie McGee, a black man convicted of raping a white woman. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:59
  • USA

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All You Need is a Wall - 1

By Jill Strauss

Grace De Pass is fascinated with life at the laundromat. Her first trip to one, back in 1964, was particularly memorable. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 2:58
  • US

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Where Do We Go...

By Catie Talarski

Audio impression of racial tensions. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 2:09
  • USA

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Big House / Disclosure

By Mendi and Keith Obadike

Big House/Disclosure is a multimedia project exploring the legacy of slavery, the genesis of house music, and Chicago’s role as the first U.S. city to adopt a Slavery-Era Disclosure Ordinance (which requires companies doing business with the city to reveal if they profited from slavery in the past). (more)

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  • 2013
  • 50:28
  • USA

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As Black As We Wish to Be

By Lu Olkowski

There's a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that most look white. (more)

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  • 2003
  • 85:45
  • USA

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Megaphone

By Damali Ayo, Ahri Birnbaum, Jonathan Mitchell, Dmae Roberts & Sandy Tolan

How do documentary producers and artists address the most common issues in the news and shed new light on them? (more)

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  • 2015
  • 32:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #208 The Behind the Headlines Show

By Multiple

This hour stories of black lives caught in the cross hairs of injustice. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 13:44
  • USA

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Chosen People

By Eric Molinsky

At least forty thousand African Americans are practicing Jews. They call themselves Hebrew Israelites and their style of worship inspires a variety of reactions: enthusiasm, curiosity, and sometimes even outright hostility. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:02
  • USA

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Ray, White, and Blue

By Marisa Wong

Over ten years ago, two strangers were drawn together by a neighborhood handball court in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #173 The Colors Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 28:44
  • USA

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Dear Birth Mother

By Dan Collison & Elizabeth Meister

After waiting for Mr. Right (who has yet to arrive) and experiencing years of fertility treatments, Suzanne, a single woman in her 40s, decides to adopt an African-American baby. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 3:00
  • USA

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I Didn't Know That (I Was an Albino)

By Stephanie Foo

Thomas Bryant Jr. grew up as an African-American with albinism in Washington D.C. during the civil rights movement--a very complicated time to be in between. (more)

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  • 2016
  • 64:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #216 The 2015 Short Docs Show — Studs Rules

By Multiple

This hour we listen to some of our favourite entries to the 2015 Third Coast Short Docs Challenge: Studs Rules! (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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That Mill House Yellow

By Nick Andersen

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, gentrification advances with a cautionary yellow light as a local property manger paints the town his own special hue. (more)

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  • 2016
  • 57:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #219 The Fighting for the Promised Land Show

By Multiple

This hour the story of thousands of African American farmers who lost millions of acres of land at the hands of institutional racism. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 58:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #188 The Tight Spaces Show

By Multiple

This hour we look at the ups and downs of confinement. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Home Bitter/Sweet Home

By Carly Nix

Martha, a half-Chinese, half-Uruguayan Italian citizen, finds home where she least expects it. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 15:51
  • USA

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Mandela: An Audio History

By Joe Richman, Sue Jaye Johnson & Ben Shapiro

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election, Radio Diaries produced this five-part series featuring newly discovered archival tape of Nelson Mandela, his supporters, and detractors. (more)

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  • 2002
  • 59:07
  • USA

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Our Day Will Come

By Lex Gillespie

Our Day Will Come explores the impact of R&B on America's civil rights movement, as well as the influence of the movement on popular music. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 83:16
  • USA

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The Two Towns of Jasper

By Whitney Dow & Marco Williams

Producers and long-time friends Whitney Dow and Marco Williams (Two Tone Productions) discuss the making of their film Two Towns of Jasper, a documentary about the racially motivated murder of James Byrd, who in 1998 was dragged to his death after being beaten then chained to the back of a pick-up truck in Jasper, Texas. (more)

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