BackStory is a public radio program & podcast that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today.
With knowledge and insight, veteran NPR correspondent Margot Adler leads listeners through a fast-paced hour. You can hear interviews with the nation's leading experts, reports from the field that explain why a legal issue matters and lively debates that force advocates to articulate and defend their positions.
The Black Media Archive is a multi-media collection of African and African-American history, including speeches, archival video, movies, music, and more. It exists as a central resource of Black history in multi-media formats.