Conversations in Context
Season 1 E 5 • 08/17/2020
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.
S1 • E1Conversations in ContextMovements
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.
S1 • E2Conversations in ContextMarches
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.
S1 • E3Conversations in ContextMusic
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 the blues and hip hop.
S1 • E4Conversations in ContextMedia
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.
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