As Black History Month ends for another year, has it had its intended impact? Maria Armoudian explores this question and revisits the 1920 founding of Black History Month and the pivotal civil rights campaign in Birmingham with V.P. Franklin.

V.P. Franklin is a Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. He is an expert in the history of education and is the author of LIVING OUR STORIES, TELLING OUR TRUTHS and Black Self-Determination: A Cultural History of the Faith of the Fathers.

Interview Podcast 

 

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