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October 26, 2023

The Talk: Highlighting Black History Month (Part I)

Hosted by: Wendy Le

Edited by: Wendy Le

Black History Month is a yearly commemoration of African American achievements and a pivotal time to acknowledge their essential role in U.S. history. Officially started as a week to honor the achievements of its community in 1916, this celebration has spanned over 50 years.

In this episode, The Sidekick podcast producer Wendy Le delves into the origins of Black History Month and its influence with African American Studies teacher SunHee Simon. 

Music credits: 

  • ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_irdWVyrLM⁠ 
  • ⁠The Cat’s Pajamas⁠ by⁠ Liberty⁠
  • Jubilee Stomp – Duke Ellington
  • Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton
  • Blackberries – Wayfair
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent FULL Pepsi SB LVI Halftime Show by NFL (Youtube)
  • Closure – Dakota Mack
  • Rare Video Footage of Historic Alabama 1965 Civil Rights Marches, MLK’s Famous Montgomery Speech by Democracy Now! (Youtube)
  • ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3SZuqUO3t0⁠ 
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Wendy Le
Wendy Le, Podcast Producer
Wendy Le is a junior and the podcast producer of The Sidekick. Through The Sidekick, she found her passion in photography and podcasting. In her free time, she enjoys scrolling through Pinterest, capturing mundane moments on camera and spending time with her friends and family.  When feeling burnt out, Le recharges her social battery by sitting in her bed and relaxing throughout the day. Listening to Lana Del Rey, specifically her Lust for Life album, helps bring a sense of peacefulness to her day. You can contact her at [email protected].
Avani Munji
Avani Munji, Executive Design Editor
Avani Munji is a senior and the executive design editor for The Sidekick. Munji joined the program unintentionally, but found that The Sidekick was the perfect place for her to grow as a designer. When she’s not creating a design or trying to learn everything there is to know about Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, you can find her playing various videogames on her Xbox and mourning the loss of her 2008 Wii. You can contact her on ‘X’ (@a_munjii).

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    Elizabeth De SantiagoFeb 27, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    WENDY I LOVE THISS!! You truly get immersed in black history and the culture that makes Black History Month so special. I found it especially interesting hearing Ms. Simon talk about the influence black artists had on music. Amazing job!!!

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      wendy leMar 1, 2024 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you Lizzie this is so sweet! I’m so glad you enjoyed it:)