February 10, 2015
February is Black History Month, a time for reflection on the struggles and great achievements of African-Americans over the years. To remember and honor the history of African-Amercans, To The Contrary has aired many segments on various topics related to Black History Month. Here are some of the segments produced:
Tribute to Shirley Chisholm (Aired February 4, 2005)
To The Contrary's tribute to the first black woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm. We interviewed Shola Lynch, the director of a documentary on her life, Chisholm '72.
Interview with Dr. Maya Angelou (Aired December 17, 2010)
Dr. Maya Angelou was a celebrated author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer who critiqued racism and defended black culture. In our interview, she reflects on her life and achievements.
America's First African-American Female Combat Pilot (Aired February 8, 2012)
We interviewed Vernice Armour, who broke barriers as a pilot of an attack helicopter during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She discusses her book based on her experiences, titled Zero to Breakthrough.
Freed Women Slaves Photo (Aired September 19, 2014)
A photo depicting freed female slaves a half-century after the end of the Civil War resurfaced and went viral. We spoke with experts on the history of this striking photo.