Black History Month

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WKMS celebrates Black History Month with a unique collection of vignettes during Sounds Good all month long, a limited-run series on the life and music of Duke Ellington and special programming covering "Race and Fear" in America, the Civil Rights movement from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, and a special report following three African American women coping with breast cancer.

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The documentary film "Against All The Odds" sheds light on the problems and accomplishments of East St. Louis, an historically rich city where the African American population courageously survived some of America’s most gruesome historical events. Illinois filmmaker Sandra Pfeifer joins Kate on Sounds Good ahead of a special public screening event at the Metropolis Public Library on February 25 at 10:30 AM.

WKMS celebrates Black History Month with special programming in February. We'll hear about the life of Afrobeat revolutionary Fela Kuti, the 'unghosting' of Medgar Evers, Nina Simone's story told by her daughter, a documentary on the legacy of Philly Soul Radio, and a celebration of five decades of great black music.