The History of Black Voting Rights in America

The History of Black Voting Rights in America

By Kymberlya Voting rights have long been a contentious issue in this country for Black-Americans. While the Reconstruction Era gave the newly freed slaves citizenship, equal protection, and the right to vote; it also gave way to extreme voter suppression tactics. By the 20th century many states had implemented measures that disproportionately impacted Black-Americans.  It [...]

Chicago-Past and Present

Introduction: Hey everybody, Welcome to Tellers of the Untold the podcast. We have not been present for a few weeks because we were completing or completing the documentary Sankofa Chicago. I'm so excited for you guys to hear about it for you to screen it sometime soon, and thanks to the Illinois Arts Council for [...]

The 19th Amendment Didn’t Allow All Black Women the Right to Vote.

The 19th Amendment Didn’t Allow All Black Women the Right to Vote.

The 19th Amendment Over a hundred years ago, on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became official when Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed a proclamation certifying its ratification. The Amendment promised women that their right to vote would not be denied based on sex. However, this is a myth that all women were granted the right [...]

Is Black History Really Taught in Schools?

History of the Black Curriculum in Schools BLACK HISTORY IN U.S SCHOOLS STARTED with Carter G. Woodson Along with HIS COLLEAGUES, WHO CREATED THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NEGRO LIFE AND HISTORY. Between 1915 and 1950, they established a foundation for K-12 Black history education. Carter G. Woodson (father of black history month) did this [...]

What can we learn from a 94 year old black woman?

The teller in this episode was born in 1925.  She is a Black woman from Chicago who is telling it like it is. She gives advice to Black parents and tells her secret about staying young. Podcast Notes Teller: Plavilia Ray Born in Chicago in 1925 She has 9 siblings all have passed but one father [...]

Is Chicago really safe? A law enforcement officer will tell us!

Intro Music: SOLO BLUES CONTES Closing Music: Wolf  Podcast Notes Introduction: We have a special teller today. I have known him for maybe 20 years now. He has a background in education, marketing, and promotions, but today I’m talking to him about his work as a Law Enforcement source. Vanessa: So let me get [...]

What does the Fourth of July really mean to Black Americans?

Add title Podcast Notes: Vanessa and co-host, Sharmell Favours discuss what the July fourth holiday meaning is, what it means to them and the significance of this holiday for Black people.  Introduction Tellers of the Untold is a platform to recognize fragments of our past, so our story will be complete and that we [...]

10 Events in History that have used the Raised Fist Symbol

10 Events in History that have used the Raised Fist Symbol

A raised fist, also known as the Power Fist, is a symbol of solidarity and support. It has been used in fights against oppression – related to gender, race, class and ethnicity. It is also used as a salute to express unity, strength, defiance, or resistance. Its most widely known usage is by the Black Panther Party [...]