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 [...]

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 [...]

Who knows what Juneteenth really is?

Intro Music: SOLO BLUES CONTES Closing Music: Wolf Introduction In this episode, I decided to conduct a small sociological experiment by asking random people in Chicago, “What is Juneteenth”. I asked people in the Loop (downtown) and on the South Side, ranging from 15-80 years old. Make sure you stay tuned for parts 2 and [...]

Civil Rights Movement vs. Black Lives Matter

PODCAST NOTES About co-host, James Parrish Smith 2. Tell us about the history of BLM 3. Civil Right Movement vs. Black Lives Matter The movie, 5 Little Girls- good look at past movementDifferences iphones/videos showing how blacks are treatedphotos from media in the pastCurrently organized Leadership MLK Quote Why rioting and loots? Mental Health in [...]