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York group shares how they’re honoring Crispus Attucks’ legacy during Black History Month and beyond

Barry Freeland, director of the Crispus Attucks Center for Employment and Training, Greg Smith and Jeff Kirkland, who are a part of the Crispus Attucks York programs joined us on The Spark Tuesday to tell us about Crispus Attucks’ life and legacy.

By Aniya Faulcon

How are Pennsylvania schools honoring Black history and working to diversify the educator workforce?

February is Black History Month and, on The Spark, Tuesday we discussed Pennsylvania’s education system, how Pennsylvania educators are honoring Black history, and efforts to make the educator workforce more diverse within the state.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Fight the Power: Culture War

Hip hop artists of the ’90s earned enemies from all sides of the political establishment.

By Christina Zeiders

Fight the Power: Under Siege

“The hip hop community has, from the start, been doing what the rest of media is only now catching up to.”

By Christina Zeiders

Ida B. Wells: American Stories

Ida B. Wells: American Stories frames Wells’ life and legacy in the context of today’s world, illustrating how today’s activists draw inspiration from her work.

By Christina Zeiders

Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

Discover the factors that led to the birth of hip hop and how it has evolved since its first hit in 1982.

By Christina Zeiders

American Masters: Roberta Flack

Discover music icon Roberta Flack’s rise to stardom and her triumphs over racism and sexism.

By Christina Zeiders

Upcoming Gamut production pays homage to the demolished Old 8th Ward of Harrisburg during Black History Month

To discuss the Voices of the Eighth Chronicles II: Stories from Harrisburg’s Old Eighth Ward and its importance for the community, Sharia Benn, director and playwright for the production, and Latreshia Lilly and Sydney Crutcher, actors within the piece, joined us on The Spark Wednesday.

By Aniya Faulcon

Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space

She interviewed one of the last known survivors of the slave ship Clotilda, collected African folklore, and studied “hoodoo.”

By Christina Zeiders