January 25, 2006
Posted online February 2, 2006
Southeast Public Radio Announces Black
History Month Programming
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- Southeast Public Radio will commemorate
Black History Month with a series of programs in February.
Each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in February a different program
will air that showcases people who changed the nation and the
world, from everyday homefolks to men and women who proved to be
larger than life.
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1: "Mandela: an Audio
History." Almost concurrently with black Americans'
struggle against racial injustice, Nelson Mandela and like-minded
South Africans launched and nurtured the anti-Apartheid movement.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, another pivotal figure among those whose
courage and commitment changed South Africa, hosts "Mandela:
an Audio History," a sound-rich retelling of the 50-year
struggle against Apartheid.
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8: "Classically
Black, 2006," host Roger Cooper presents a sampling of the
wonderful music created by Florence Beatrice Smith Price and
offers a glimpse into her creative world. This is the 15th
program in "Classically Black," a series that focuses
on outstanding artists of African descent to celebrate their
lives and work by examining the events that led to their success
in classical music.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.: "The Undiscovered Explorer: Imagining York."
Celebrated actor Danny Glover illuminates one of American
history's best-kept secrets in this program, a riveting
hour-long profile of York, explorer William Clark's slave and
the only African American member of the Lewis and Clark
On Wednesday, Feb. 22: "Under
a Southern Moon: Blues Queens and Tent Shows." Host David
Holt and The Jim Cullum Jazz Band are joined by award-winning
actor Vernel Bagneris and acclaimed jazz singer Topsy Chapman for
this program, a music-filled profile of the black vaudeville tent
shows of the early 1900s.
KRCU 90.9 FM is an affiliate of both Public Radio
International and American Public Media. Southeast Public Radio
is celebrating 15 years as a National Public Radio member
station. The station is located on the campus of Southeast
Missouri State University. More information about KRCU 90.9 FM
can found at