Not So Black and White: A community's divided history Not So Black and White is a podcast from WFSU Public Media tracing the divided history of Tallahassee and Leon County. Through conversations with the community, WFSU investigates the barriers that continue to separate the places we live, work, play, educate and worship.
Not So Black and White: A community's divided history

Not So Black and White: A community's divided history

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Not So Black and White is a podcast from WFSU Public Media tracing the divided history of Tallahassee and Leon County. Through conversations with the community, WFSU investigates the barriers that continue to separate the places we live, work, play, educate and worship.

Most Recent Episodes

Coming to terms with the Black Church's changing role

African American churches have long been social, political and educational centers for many Black communities. But that role is evolving amid what some historians and sociologists are calling the "Third Reconstruction". This is the period starting from President Barack Obama's election in 2008, and encompasses the rise of social and racial justice movements that began shortly thereafter.

Who is guarding Black culture? Seeking keepers in Tallahassee

The racial and social justice movements over the past several years are being met with blow back. Recently, Florida has been at the forefront of a growing push to downplay or gloss over the history and stories of Black Americans. Now, Black historians, academics and activists are fighting back in an effort to protect and preserve their stories.

For some Black people in the South, land is more than wealth. It's community and culture

The positive role gardens play in Black communities, then and now. Not So Black and White is a podcast produced by WFSU Public Media tracing the divided history of Tallahassee and Leon County.

For some Black people in the South, land is more than wealth. It's community and culture

Choiced-out in Florida: how decisions on education affect communities (Part 2)

In part 2 of this episode, we examine the rise of private schools that excluded Black students even after integration, the origins of the school choice movement, and how our choices often impact others.

Choiced-out in Florida: how decisions on education affect communities (Part 2)

Choiced-out in Florida: how decisions on education affect communities (Part 1)

A report released earlier this year found Leon County Schools are the most segregated they've been since 1994. The study also found students who attend school here in Leon County are in one of the most highly-segregated school districts in the state. So what's happening? And how did a majority-white county end up with a majority-minority school district?

Choiced-out in Florida: how decisions on education affect communities (Part 1)

Neighbors watching over Tallahassee's Southside are working to erase the dividing line

Railroad tracks divide Florida State University and Florida A&M University. The campuses sit about a mile and a half apart.The tracks remain a symbolic separation between FSU, a largely white university, and FAMU, a historically Black university. But, efforts are underway to change that.In our first episode, we hear from Southside residents who are working to erase the dividing line.

Neighbors watching over Tallahassee's Southside are working to erase the dividing line

Not So Black and White: A community's divided history - Coming soon

Coming September 22, 2022, Not So Black and White is a new podcast from WFSU Public Media tracing the divided history of Tallahassee and Leon County. Through conversations with the community, WFSU investigates the barriers that continue to separate the places we live, work, play, educate and worship.