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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.

“Hegemony and Coercion”
from American As Apple Pie

“Hegemony” and Coercion

What’s New

  • Cultural Imperialism

Cultural Aggression?

What makes creative cooperation and borrowing into appropriation and exploitation?

America’s Culture

“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...

Definitions

RACE: is a visceral experience of human heterogeneity, of cultural insularity or “tribalism.”

PROGRAMS

Between Civil War and Civil Rights

Stetson Kennedy in KKK garb.

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 Common Path

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?

Living and Learning

Use our award-winning public radio documentary programs to frame and reframe U.S. history. Download our free teaching materials, and develop, improve and extend them. Listening Between the Lines has developed …

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Finding Fairness, Building Community and Justice

Explore ways to not be condemned to repeating the past (to paraphrase George Santayana). Hear some examples of forums and ideas for using our programs in your community. Help yourself to free downloads …

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Go Deeper

Listen to our documentaries entire. Join us for new and ongoing projects. Research in our archives and share your own knowledge, experience, ideas and questions. See and hear the latest from our members …

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Collaborate/Participate

Listening Between the Lines welcomes all levels of participation, from tweeting your thoughts to helping design and produce new programs, to developing better discussion tools. Receive the benefits of joining LBL, from free subscription …

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Listen back to move forward: hear the roots of today’s dilemmas and divisions in our award-winning public radio documentaries. Learn how our past paved the road to our present. Put yourself back in time and forward in action—by LISTENING BETWEEN THE LINES.

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PROJECTS

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.

Forum

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.

This Website

Help us annotate and improve the essays and images on this website. Submit your own ideas and materials.

New Programs

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 Reborn 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.

Before
'Civil War and Civil Rights'

“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.

Before
'Civil War and Civil Rights'

'Race' — Then and Now

Black Lives Matter—Ferguson—Freddie Gray in Baltimore—Charleston—The Presidency—Trayvon and Zimmerman—the Confederate Flag—our society is not “post-racial.” Share your ideas on how to deal with our predicament today, caught BETWEEN Civil War and Civil Rights.

New Programs

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.