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Vanguard At Dawn
48 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Tea Party Part 2
As we wrap up the season, join Wren & Allisa in a full length Tea Time segment where they revisit some of their most fond memories of season one of Vanguard At Dawn!
45 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Tea Party Part 1
In this episode, join Wren & Allisa in a full length Tea Time segment where they revisit some of their most fond memories of season one of Vanguard At Dawn!
33 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
The Patron Problem
Wrapping up our series on the Harlem Renaissance and the first season of Vanguard At Dawn, this week we are discussing white patrons and their influence and control over the artisans of this period.Sources:“The Doomed Friendship that Helped Define African American Literature” interview with Yuval Taylor conducted by Jennifer Bakerhttps://electricliterature.com/the-doomed-friendship-that-helped-define-african-american-literature/ “Zora Neale Hurston: Her Eyes Were Watching God” Lecture by Cheryl Wallhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP3o46vJkj8&t=1189s&ab_channel=ChicagoHumanitiesFestival Tea Time----------Artists:David A.- https://www.instagram.com/indaviduall/Jazmin Anita- https://www.instagram.com/jvzmina/Activist:Amandla Stenberg- https://www.instagram.com/amandlastenberg/?hl=enNews: Go Vote Please. Check out what's on your ballot here:https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup
40 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Jazz: If You Don't Feel It...
A discussion of the history of jazz, the Legacy of Jazz music, and how it encapsulates the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, and celebrates black culture.Sources: The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia, Second Editionhttps://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=J9G50L3c14QC&oi=fnd&pg=PT1&dq=history+of+jazz+music&ots=ROZ0CVDlqS&sig=lJMcHBHnmPmI81FhK8FsRamEKh8#v=onepage&q&f=true The Harlem Renaissance and American Music by Mike Oppenheimhttps://www.allaboutjazz.com/the-harlem-renaissance-and-american-music-by-mike-oppenheim.php Tea Time----------Artists:Jay Manning (astarrypunk)- https://www.instagram.com/astarrypunk/Heikala- https://www.instagram.com/heikala/Activist:K Agbebiyi- https://linktr.ee/sheabutterfemmeNews: Vote. That's it. Go vote please. https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page
32 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
The People in the Pews
This week we discuss the importance of the black church during the Harlem Renaissance, the exclusion of black people from leadership positions in the Catholic Church, and how the black church became a cultural icon and safe haven within black communities.Sources:Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance https://www.google.com/books/edition/Encyclopedia_of_the_Harlem_Renaissance/XP48QWTmjyUC?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=church%20harlem%20renaissance The Crisis Magazine issue from January of 1920https://books.google.com/books?id=HFoEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA122&vq=catholic&dq=Crisis%20Magazine%201923&pg=PA122#v=onepage&q&f=true Interview with Matthew Cressler by Emma Green from The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/black-catholics/544754/ Tea Time----------Artists: Forrest.-https://www.forrestfrankmusic.com/Inspectornerd (Taylor S Goethe)- https://www.instagram.com/inspectornerd/Activist:Jamie Margolin- https://twitter.com/Jamie_Margolin*We have to address climate change now. This issue isn't going away and we have exceeded the amount of time the Earth has allotted us to fix this MAN MADE catastrophe.News: The potential confirmation of Hon. Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court and the negative impact it would have on different marginalized communities.
26 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
Bars for the People
This week we continue our series on the Harlem Renaissance with Langston Hughes. He was a poet, activist, playwright and champion of the everyday people.Sources:“Closing Time: Langston Hughes and the Queer Poetics of Harlem Nightlife” by Shane Vogelhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/23128793?seq=1 Book: “The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes” edited by Arnold Rampersad“The Negro Speaks of Rivers”https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44428/the-negro-speaks-of-rivers “A New Song”https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/new-song-0 Tea Time----------Artists:Quetta McCaskill- https://www.instagram.com/sailor_qt_/Melanie Faye- https://smarturl.it/MelanieFayeActivist:Martese Johnson- https://twitter.com/martesejohnson_News: The court transcripts for Breonna Taylor's trial have been released and Derek Chauvin has posted bail. When seeking justice we must use our loses to help ensure the safety of oppressed peoples in the future. Sometimes it's one step forward three steps back, but we have to keep fighting.
37 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
Through Her Eyes
This week we continue our series on the Harlem Renaissance with a look at Zora Neale Hurston. She was a prominent figure of the renaissance who's field work focused on rural southern communities and the vibrancy of unfiltered, and unrefined black culture.Sources for this week's lecture:Cheryl Wall “Her Eyes Were Watching God”https://www.chicagohumanities.org/media/zora-neale-hurston-her-eyes-were-watching-god/ Electronic Version of Fire!!https://issuu.com/poczineproject/docs/poczp_fire_1926_readview “From Fiction to Fact: Zora Neale Hurston and the Ruby McCollum Trial” Roberta S. Maguirehttps://ialjs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/018-036-LJS_v7n1.pdf NAACP History on Zora Neale Hurston https://www.naacp.org/naacp-history-w-e-b-dubois/ Deria M.'s review of Hull: https://www.thebind.net/blog/xandriaphillips-hullXandria Phillips: https://www.xandriaphillips.com/Tea Time----------Artists:Halle Mone'- https://linktr.ee/hallemoneEmily King- https://www.emilykingmusic.com/Activist:Charlene Carruthers- https://www.charlenecarruthers.com/News:The presidential debate was chaotic, and even though Trump performed so poorly and was so problematic, people are still gonna support him and that doesn't mean Biden did well. Use this to remind yourself why voting matters.
38 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
Our Loving Ode to Gladys Bentley
This week we discuss the Harlem Renaissance and its lesser known queer history, with a special spotlight on Gladys Bentley!Articles mentioned in the episode:I am a Woman Againhttp://www.queermusicheritage.com/BENTLEY/Ebony/ebony1.jpgPBS video with Shirlette Ammonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LeDbXK7H20&ab_channel=AmericanMastersPBS Tea Time----------Artists:Xandria Phillips- https://www.xandriaphillips.com/Shirlette Ammons- https://open.spotify.com/track/2JNlx5TJTdE0qZekmWCZzI?si=GNTURDi-QaW5hTlm_ldfzQActivist: https://www.instagram.com/alexandertamahn/Stephen Weber's "Less is more, more or less- https://open.spotify.com/track/2A9jhQIkx2DQphENsMZsTY?si=5nn-ddBgQnekWrkiakFTsA
27 minutes | Sep 19, 2020
Sorrow Songs and Silent Schemes
A discussion of spirituals, privacy, and the wilderness in relation to slave rebellions and the legacy of these practices in the black community.This week's episode is highly centered around this article By Erik Nielson: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=spcs-faculty-publications&fbclid=IwAR198jTAUCvtlc3_TESHMpaBlSfppgLPxvsecT0Vr6LmtpT6PBX2ToU5vbUSpecial Thanks to Quotesha Austin and "The Talented" D'Mari George Machai Austin for their rendition of "Into The Wilderness"Tea Time--------Artists:Will Jay- https://fanlink.to/perfectionistLinda Diaz- https://linktr.ee/lindadiazmusicActivist:Emi Salida (embly99)- https://www.youtube.com/embly99News: The allegations of medical malpractice against the ICE detention centers in Georgia and the subsequent investigations.
27 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
The Whispers of a Revolution
This week, it's back to history. Nat Turner's rebellion is known as one of the trigger events for the American Civil War, but not many know the story behind this bloody revolution. Article for next week: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=spcs-faculty-publications&fbclid=IwAR1Sr8yfw5yZWrzeQQc0StsUWZeAjHFVk-3Ckgre1BwGua3HteXYPxVPTjkTea Time------Artists:Aoi Teshima- https://open.spotify.com/album/32j8bbI9qN9sMo5WdlwTPR?si=aVTJlO8uRSqJ52zNkSMOwwStephen Weber- https://open.spotify.com/track/4QDsPK3E9FRjCr6gK1McAb?si=NrdwYzluSHGnnlRw-TrY8wActivist:Jess Guilbeaux- https://linktr.ee/jesslayica
5 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Welcome in the Vanguard
In this short segment, we take a break from our regularly scheduled episodes to explain our podcast name change. We delve into the meaning of the word Guru, what initially drew us to use it, and why we've decided to not to use it anymore. We also announce our new name, Vanguard At Dawn, and set our intention to live up to this new name and its meaning.
29 minutes | Sep 5, 2020
Predetermination Through Education
This week we delve into the school to prison pipeline and the black image in the white mind. How are children being groomed for a life of criminality and ultimately as more slaves for the prison industrial complex.Research Article- https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ870076.pdfTea Time----------Artists:Rebecca Black- https://twitter.com/MsRebeccaBlackMoonchild- https://twitter.com/thisismoonchildActivist:Ashton Mota- https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/08/lowell-teen-paving-the-way-for-transgender-rights2/
32 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
The Progression of Oppression
This week, we tackle modern day slavery and the overpolicing of black and poor communities and how the 13th amendment loophole, the War on Drugs, and the legalization of marijuana have contributed to systemic oppression.Tea Time-----Artists:Ashley AArons- https://www.instagram.com/amaart75/Allisa Austin- https://www.instagram.com/allisaaustin/Activist:Teenoir: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaZ8Nik2OV2r7vZm8Xsi3mQNews: The unjust shooting of Jacob Blake and the resulting riots and protests. We have to address the systemic oppression and internalized biases that ead to these acts of police brutality and white supremacy.
27 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
A Love Letter to the Anti-Slave Movement
Peace, Love, and Social Activism. This week we wrap up our Civil War unit and discuss the 1960s. How did the Vietnam War, the Counter Culture, and the Civil Rights Movement collide and what ultimately ended this time of drastic social change?Tea Time----------Artists:HAWA- https://www.instagram.com/mightbehawa/Panduh- https://www.instagram.com/the_panduh/Activist:Angela Davis- https://www.speakoutnow.org/ | https://www.biography.com/activist/angela-davisNews: Massive wildfires ravage California and Colorado. We have to actively fight climate change.
40 minutes | Aug 15, 2020
The Loser's Victory Lap
This week we discuss how southern sympathizers rewrote history and controlled the public's perception of the American Civil War. The Tulsa Race Riot/ Massacre, The Great Depression, and Gone With The Wind, and more combine to provide insight on this issue.Tea Time----------Artists:Green Tea Peng- https://www.instagram.com/greenteapeng/Mawhya-https://www.instagram.com/mawhyah/Activist:Jerome Foster and the OneMillionOfUs Organization- https://www.onemillionof.us/News:Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as Vice-President and, while we have valid criticisms of her, we should support her as we stand against our common enemy-Trump, and acknowledge the strides she is making for representation as a woman of color.
39 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
A Deconstruction of Reconstruction
A quick look into the reality of reconstruction as well as a summary and analysis of the film The Birth of a Nation. Enjoy the social commentary!Tea Time-----Artists:Nynne- https://www.instagram.com/beanynne/Vashti Harrison- https://www.instagram.com/vashtiharrison/Activist:John Oliver- https://youtu.be/hsxukOPEdggNews: Be aware of voter suppression specifically in regards to the Voting Rights Act and the Census.
34 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
The Timeline Of An Uncivil War
In this episode we go through the American Civil War and retell this story in a way that goes beyond the bloody battles and is racially conscious. Tea Time------------------------Artists: Anthony Ramos- https://open.spotify.com/track/4km1hd3ZGIP4V0cYYkB47SKenny Elrod- https://open.spotify.com/track/5I3KWHu55Mb31819QGjxD0?si=lkomV_oZQuqSDaoPfxzhfQActivist: Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi- https://www.chooseorg.org/aboutusNews of the week: Walls against Trump- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtF5Wmix-qg
33 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
The Building Blocks Of A Civil War
In this episode, we discuss what events led to the American Civil War and clarify what it was fought over. Activist of the week: Zyahna BryantCheck out zyahna bryant. (@ZyahnaB): https://twitter.com/ZyahnaB?s=09Artists of the week:Annie Greenhttps://open.spotify.com/track/1uLj0Jjsh7qGJn7Lu1E2qx?si=xZQF9vf8RiexUVFQg8XcigTemi Oni https://open.spotify.com/track/2NBvQva0WGWOHw7O1NXtZW?si=K3FsfmqRSsmF0vu1nSVjew
33 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
White Supremacy PT4
The fourth and final part of our deep dive into George M Fredrickson's take on white supremacy.
52 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
White Supremacy PT 3
Part 3 of a deep dive into George M Fredrickson's work.
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