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'Bless Me, Ultima' Role A 'Gift From Heaven'

The new film adaptation, Bless Me, Ultima, tells a story of witchcraft and religion during 1940s New Mexico. The film is based on a popular, but controversial novel that was a staple of Chicano lit. Puerto Rican actress Miriam Colon talks with host Michel Martin about playing the role of Ultima.
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Smithsonian Creates Database Of Digitize Content

The public will soon have access to a variety of museum content that includes American history, science, world cultures and art.


Black Reverend: Guns Are Important To My Church

Gun violence devastates many predominantly African-American neighborhoods in places across the country. But some faith leaders feel that legal access to guns is part of the solution, not the problem. Host Michel Martin speaks with Reverend Kenn Blanchard about why he wants his congregation to have wider access to guns.

Digging Deeper On African American Leaders

You might think you know all there is to know about Martin Luther King Jr. But author Andrea Davis Pinkney digs deeper. She talks with host Michel Martin about her award-winning book, Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.
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Matthew Goodman: "Eighty Days"

The true story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's historic race around the world in the late 19th century.


A Photographer Remembers Wounded Knee, 40 Years Later

A photographer looks back on some of his first work, documenting the 1973 standoff on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation.

Do We Still Need A Women's Movement?

100 years ago, thousands of women marched on Washington D.C. to demand the right to vote. Host Michel Martin asks the Beauty Shop ladies about that moment in history, and where the women's rights movement stands today.
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Pump Me Up

A new exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery explores D.C.’s subculture of graffiti, go-go, hardcore punk music and the influences that live on today.