Black History Month

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  • The Road to a Fair Fight: A Conversation About Voting Rights

    Originally recorded at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

    Drawing from her book, "Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change," Hon. Stacey Abrams, J.D. discusses voting rights.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Cha...

  • CLSC: Maurice Carlos Ruffin

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 13, 2020.

    Maurice Carlos Ruffin on his book We Cast a Shadow, a keen satire of surviving racism in America.

    A profoundly moving family story, the center of the book is a father who just wants his son to thrive in a broken world. Ruffin wa...

  • How the Black List Revives Dead Scripts

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

    Franklin Leonard has been supporting screenwriters and bringing to light screenplays that otherwise would have remained shelved.

    Leonard founded and is CEO of the Black List, a well-known force in Hollywood for finding the best un...

  • The Third Reconstruction Period

    Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

    The Rev. William J. Barber II passionately discusses his view of the Third Reconstruction period in American history — we're living it. He highlights the first two reconstruction periods, and draws the parallels to the current civi...

  • No Child...

    Originally broadcast at 8 pm ET Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    Written and performed by Nilaja Sun and captured on tape in the studios at the WNED PBS in Buffalo with the support of the Chautauqua Theater Company and Detroit Public Theatre, No Child… is a breathtaking solo show exploring the New Yo...

  • The Lingering Legacy of Confederate Statues

    Stan Deaton, Senior historian and Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, examines the lingering legacy of Confederate Statues in a lecture given at Chautauqua on August 14, 2019.

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  • Six Sermons by Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon

    This series of six sermons by Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon originally aired during week two of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday: "WE, TOO, SING OF FREEDOM" Luke 1:46-55 NRSV

    Monday: "WHERE ARE THE DREAMERS" Joel 2:28 NRSV

    Tuesday: "STORY MATTERS" Joshua 4:1-7 NRSV

    Wednesday: "FAITHFUL WITHOUT FA...