In Class with Carr

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About Dr. Greg Carr

Greg Carr is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University and a JD from the Ohio State University College of Law. He is the first Vice President of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations and a former member of the board of the National Council for Black Studies.  He has represented Howard University as a spokesman in a wide range of print and electronic media, including Ebony Magazine, The New York Times, Washington Post, Le Monde, USA Today, MSNBC, National Public Radio, BBC America, C-SPAN, MTVu, Voice of America, the Tavis Smiley Show, the Dianne Rheim Show, Diverse Magazine and CNN, as well as a range of local radio, television and internet media outlets.

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Episode List

EP001 - Why Ida B. Wells was a G!

Join Karen Hunter and Dr. Carr for an in-depth look at the researcher and activist who proved the power of the pen. Explore her anti-lynching crusade; the women's suffrage movement; Black economic power; the power of autobiographical narratives, and more!
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EP002 - Why Our History Is So Important

Are our children ready for what's coming? A critical discussion on the role of Black teachers in Ourstory; Carter G. Woodson and the process of education; W.E.B. DuBois and the implications of integration; and how modern day education is used to our benefit/detriment.

EP003 - The Pulitzer Prize

A critical conversation putting the Pulitzer Prize into historical perspective, touching on Ida B. Wells; Joseph Pulitzer, Black-facing media vs. white-facing media; the great Lerone Bennett Jr.; the value of Black independent solutions; and the preservation of our cultural and historical legacies.

EP004 - Who Was Lerone Bennett Jr.?

In this episode, Dr. Carr discusses the importance of a physical library. He tells the story of Lerone Bennett Jr. through his book collection. Bennett, born in Mississippi, was a scholar, who was the driving force behind Ebony magazine’s published works.

EP005 - Who Was Dorothy Porter Wesley?

This hidden figure was a master librarian, bibliographer and curator who built the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University into a world-class research collection. Her legacy lives on in the historians, researchers and academics who help to maintain and curate our historical memory and cultural legacy.

EP006 - Why We Must Vote!

Dr. Carr breaks down America’s government. From the executive branch to the judicial branch to the legislative branch, you will learn the powers of each and how they work together. Also, for those who will say, “my vote doesn’t matter!” Dr. Carr tells you why it does matter.

EP007 - Who Was Henry Bibb?

Before there was Harriet Tubman, Henry Bibb escaped from bondage and went back several times to rescue others. You should know his story, so here it is.

EP008 - What Is Martial Law?

On the heels of announcement from the president in 2020 to send in troops to break up the protests that erupted in America on the heels of the murder of George Floyd, Dr. Carr breaks down the history and the legality of "martial law" in America.

EP020 - Mickey Mouse was a Minstrel Figure

Critical conversation on the questionable history of Walt Disney and his most famous creation. Topics also include, the cultural logic of representation, modern-day minstrels, country music, Vaudeville, Eminem and culture vultures.

EP045 - The Insurrection of '21: Who America Is?

The Capitol Insurrection of 2021 revealed many things about the nature of American society, politics and justice. Placing the riot in historical context will go a long way in determining whether or not the United States will survive the 21st century.

EP050 - Revolution vs. Reform

Explore the life and death of Fred Hampton; "Judas and the Black Messiah"; historical all-Black towns, the legacy and impact of SNCC; the role of Black women in the civil rights movement; a historical analysis of African-American diplomacy, and more!

BONUS EP. - John Henrik Clarke, Hamilton & Marvel

An in depth examination of the life of Master Teacher, John Henrik Clarke, with emphasis on his early influences, including Arthur Schomburg, Alaine Locke, Malcolm X, the Blyden Society, and more. Also conversation on Hamilton and the erasure of historical memory; Blade, Black Panther and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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