On Saturday, June 19, 2021, Michigan State University will host a university wide andin person celebration of Juneteenth to commemorate the freeing of African American slaves in the U.S. The week-long celebration includes virtual film screenings, panel discussions and webinars that will lead up to the in-person event.
MSU Scholars Examine Sustained Significance and Impact of Juneteenth
Though Detroit’s historic Black Bottom neighborhood may be physically gone, author Alice Randall resurrects the energy and life of the Black center of the city in her 2020 novel, "Black Bottom Saints."
WKAR's Sophia Saliby speaks with author Alice Randall about her book, "Black Bottom Saints."
Today (Feb. 11), the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine continues its 2021 Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series, “Slavery To Freedom.” Due to COVID-19, the lecture will be conducted virtually. The next speaker is Patrisse Cullors, an activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, which has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
Mon. Feb. 15 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Voice of Freedom interweaves Marian Anderson’s rich life story with this landmark moment in history, exploring fundamental questions about talent, race, fame, democracy and the American soul.
Fri. Feb. 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMINGat video.wkar.org | Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence and how that history resonates today.