Podcasts: Say It Plain

Podcast (audio library):

Podcast are ongoing collection audio interviews and speeches of and by black elders, professionals, young people and others who are invested in our community.  It was conceived in 2005 as learning tool for and of black people.                                                

The function of the podcast is to: 

  • Use audios “Theater of the Mind” to convey blackness on our website.  
  • Serve as a voice for our views, advice, affirmations and truths.
  • Enhance existing text articles in our website.
  • Support the oral traditions that are the trademark of black people.
  • Spotlight un-stereotypical interpretations of who we are.

Subscribe to the podcast: 

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr., "I've Been to the Mountaintop", 1968

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  • Mary McLeod Bethune, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me?", 1939

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  • Stokely Carmichael, "Black Power" speech at UC-Berkeley, 1966

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  • Barack Obama speaking at the Democratic National Convention 2004

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  • Marcus Garvey, Explanation of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, 1921

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  • Jesse Jackson, "Keep Hope Alive" Democratic National Convention, 1988

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  • Fannie Lou Hamer, Democratic National Convention Credentials Committee testimony, 1964

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  • Clarence Thomas, "Be Not Afraid" American Enterprise Institute, 2001

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  • Shirley Chisholm, "The Black Woman in Contemporary America", 1974

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  • Dick Gregory, Civil Rights speech after Birmingham arrest, 1963

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  • Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Oratory (various people).

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  • Barack Obama, inauguration address, January 2009

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  • Barbara Jordan, Watergate Hearings, House Sub Committee, 1974

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  • Booker T. Washington's 1895 Speech to Atlanta Cotton States Expo

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