Thursday, February 4, 2010

How Do We Use Black History Month to Bridge Racial Divides?

On the next Your Call, we'll look at the history of Black History Month, what it has to teach and how it can continue to be relevant today. Half a century away from the Civil Rights Movement and with a black president in office, how do we as a society relate to race? Do we talk about it too much? Not enough? Do institutions like Black History Month help spark important investigations and conversations about race?

Join us live at 11 a.m. or send your questions and comments to How does looking into history create honest dialogue about race in today's world? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Dr. Daryl Michael Scott, professor of history at Howard University and Vice President of Programs at the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH).

Tammy Johnson, director of strategic partnerships at the Applied Research Center in Oakland--which publishes Color Lines; Tammy is also a community organizer, trainer and writer versed in race and public policy.

Kevin Epps, community activist and award-winning filmmaker from the Bay Area; producer of the 2002 documentary Straight Outta Hunter's Point and, more recently, The Black Rock.

Click to Listen: How Do We Use Black History Month to Bridge Racial Divides?