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In honor of Black History Month, WEAA is bringing you special programming to pay tribute to the challenges and achievements of African Americans past and present. Celebrate Black history with WEAA! 0000017c-27e0-d5e7-a57d-6fed4f8400000000017c-27e0-d5e7-a57d-6fed4f850000 0000017c-27e0-d5e7-a57d-6fed4f880000Blackity Facts heard Monday through Friday on “Mornings with Mykel” @ 8:40AM***Black History Month Sunday @ Seven*** 2/7/2021 WXPN's KANAVAL: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans KANAVAL: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New OrleansThis three-part radio series, KANAVAL: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans, explores and investigates the historical and present day ties between the nation of Haiti and the city of New Orleans with a focus on the music that bonds together the places and people. 2/14/2021 Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul with Cece WinansThe series highlights the history, challenges and contributions of African Americans. 0000017c-27e0-d5e7-a57d-6fed4f8b0000 2/21/2021 Throughline: Billie Holiday and Shirley Chisholm A documentary about two pioneering Black women who set their own sights and never backed down from a fight. 2/28/2021 Octavia Butler Octavia Butler was a deep observer of the human condition, perplexed and inspired by our propensity towards self destruction. She described herself as a pessimist, “if I’m not careful.” As an award winning science fiction writer and ‘mother of Afrofuturism’, her visionary works of alternate realities reveal striking, and often devastating parallels to the world we live in today.

Mitchell- Quarles African American History Month Convocation

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