Conversations highlighting important events in American history through the African American lens
Historically Speaking is a recurring program series that responds to significant events affecting the African American community. Programs feature experts from diverse fields and are often moderated by esteemed journalists and cultural critics. The program also highlights authors who have written new and meaningful contemporary and historical fiction and nonfiction works.
Historically Speaking has examined the lives of influential figures like James Baldwin, Pauli Murray, Thurgood Marshall, Susan Rice, Tommy Davidson, Alice Walker, and our own Secretary Lonnie Bunch. The program has also discussed the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, gentrification, the March on Washington, the removal of Confederate monuments, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African American community.