February Programming Features

Feb 11, 2019

In recognition of Black History Month, we will feature one-hour documentaries at 10:00 p.m. on Mondays in the place of This American Life. And Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in place of Fresh Air.

Mondays at 10:00 p.m.

Shackled Legacies: Universities and the Slave Trade (Feb. 11)

A growing number of colleges and universities in the eastern United States are confronting their historic ties to the slave trade. Profits from slavery and related industries helped build some of the most prestigious schools in New England. In many southern states, enslaved people built and maintained college campuses.

Constitutional Cages: The Core of Civil Society (Feb 18)

Private prisons in the South capitalized on the loophole in the 13th Amendment. In American Prison Shane Bauer takes us into Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana, operated at the time by CoreCivic (CCA).

Humankind: The Freed People (Feb. 25)

Written and Produced by David Freudberg, in association with WGBH. This one-hour Humankind documentary examines how America responded to a massive refugee crisis, when four million newly emancipated slaves needed shelter, employment, education and the basic rights at the close of the Civil War. Hear historians, brief readings from letters of people who were there, performances of "Negro Spirituals" and more.