In a new series of blog posts, MOJO host Stephanie Renée invites the WURD family to learn more about our collective histories through the stories our ancestors leave behind.
WURD Speaks: 150 Years of Freedom Fighting featured historians, academics and experts discussing the evolution of Black activism – past, present and future. Read on for the event podcast, exclusive interviews with our panelists, videos, articles, and books written by members of the panel.
In celebration of Black History Month, 900AM-WURD and The Library Company of Philadelphia present WURD Speaks: 150 Years of Freedom Fighting on February 25, where we will discuss the evolution of Black activism – past, present and future. Professor and historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar recently published the New York Times op-ed “George Washington, Slave Catcher,” which provides the perfect backdrop to our event. Click the headline or image to read more.
“On the evening of Nov. 24, Lesley McSpadden stood in front of a crowd waiting for news of an indictment in the shooting death of her son by Officer Darren Wilson. With TV cameras poised to capture her reaction, McSpadden stood atop a car in front of the Ferguson Police Department, surrounded by supporters. She braced herself to hear what many of us had anticipated.”
From September 29 through mid-December 2014, Moonstone Arts Center presents “The Underground Railroad in Philadelphia,” a series that will explore the period from 1830 to 1870 in Philadelphia with programs on the Underground Railroad and some of the many people who were active in the struggle against slavery.