Audio / Video

Lives and times of some famous and not-so-famous Black personalities

  • Part 1
  • 00:59:34
  • Part 2
  • 00:58:40


An audio history featuring the lives and times of some famous and not-so-famous black people. This program presents the stories of the following people: Pedro Alonzo Nino, Kid Steve Esteban, Phyllis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Gustavas Vassa (aka Olaudah Equiano), Benjamin Banneker, James Derham, Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, Salem Poore, Black Sampson, Tack Sisson, Pompey, Nat Turner, Gabriel-the slave of Prosser, Denmark Vesey, Harriett Tubman, Dred Scott, Sojourner Truth, George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington. Produced by Gene De Alessi. Contains recordings of music by black composers William Dawson, Ulysses Kay, and Howard Swanson.



Lives and times of some famous and not-so-famous Black personalities


Alessi, Gene De. producer.


Pacifica Radio Archive.

KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.).


Los Angeles :, Pacifica Radio Archives,, 1968.


1 online resource.


Pacifica Radio Archives.

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Electronic reproduction.

Grant Information

Sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project.

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PRA_NHPRC1_BB1719_00_001_0A.mp3 Part 1 00:59:34

PRA_NHPRC1_BB1719_00_001_0B.mp3 Part 2 00:58:40

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