Award-Winning Audio Documentaries
Between Civil War and Civil Rights
This partially-completed audio documentary series, originally broadcast on public radio nationwide, explores roots of and remedies for what may be America’s most powerful and lasting predicament: the racial divide resulting in part from the longest, bloodiest, most successful campaign of domestic terrorism and propaganda in U.S. history. It highlights the historic (and heroic) role of minorities in fighting for democratic values and justice nationwide.
What makes creative cooperation and borrowing into appropriation and exploitation?
“Jazz is America’s classical music.” Agree or not, African culture is an essential enriching part of U.S. American culture, and world culture and commerce….
Has “Black History Month” Outlived Its Usefulness?
When Carter G. Woodson first called for a Negro History Week...
RACE: is a visceral experience of human heterogeneity, of cultural insularity or “tribalism.”
Between Civil War and Civil Rights
This ongoing series explores roots of and remedies for what may be America’s most powerful and lasting predicament: the racial divide resulting in part from the longest, bloodiest, most successful campaign of domestic terrorism and propaganda in U.S. history. It highlights the historic (and heroic) role of minorities in fighting for democratic values and justice nationwide.
A documentary and public forum program covering Florida’s Peoples, Culture and In/migration. Florida has always beckoned to newcomers, whether entering overseas or overland. From the peoples now known as “Seminoles” to the “snow-birds” and “undocumented immigrants” of today, how has the host-society dealt with incomers?
Listening Between the Lines invites you to join in completing the Between Civil War and Civil Rights documentary-series; developing it as a multimedia/ multiplatform work; and using our products, including this website, to promote public discussion of race, cultural and ethnic difference, and class. Click on the slides to the right to learn more about, and contribute your own ideas, work, and resources, to each of these projects.
Use our programs for community- and classroom discussions of racial and other historically-rooted issues and events. Help us improve our discussion guides, organize your own community-based local forums, and join our own online-community discussions.
Help us annotate and improve the essays and images on this website. Submit your own ideas and materials.
Our main project, the award-winning Between Civil War and Civil Rights documentary series, has its beginning, end, and a kind of middle. Help us complete the “The Strange Culture of Jim Crow”,“Cultural Rebirth and Reaction” and “Depression and Hope” programs.
Slideshows and Multimedia
Listening Between the Lines created these programs as audio documentaries series and originally broadcast them on public radio. Join and partner with us to produce multi-media/ multi-platform versions with suitable images, imbedded links, and your own ideas for new aps for increased enjoyment and enhanced learning! (See Rosewood and "Rosewood" for a short, rough example.)
“Race” is an artificial construct—an intellectual category—rather than a biological fact. It is also a real, lived experience for every human being. Share your ideas on how best to frame this debate and our story, in historical and experiential terms, and as narrative.