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In 2021, IndyPL's Center for Black Literature & Culture partnered with the Black Myths Podcast to share four episodes and host a group discussion about historical myths that permeate false ideas about and throughout the Black community. Podcast episodes are available in their usual audio format from various podcast outlets, and video versions are available on the IndyPL YouTube channel as well.

Black Myths Podcast

Note that some conversations in this series may use adult language.

The Movie Malcolm X was Accurate

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Special Guest: Dr. Jared Ball
Relevant Published Works:
A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X
The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power

The Talented Tenth

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Special Guest: Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly
Relevant Published Works:
W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History

The Willie Lynch Letter is Real

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Special Guest: Dr. Rasul Mowatt
Relevant Published Works:
Lynching as leisure: Broadening Notions of a Field
The Heritage of Death (Chapter 13: The Peculiar Heritage of Lynching in America: Confrontation, Reconcilation and Memorial.)
Heritage of Death: Landscapes of Emotion, Memory and Practice (Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series)

UNIGOV Helped Black Indianapolis

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Special Guest: Dr. Olon Dotson
An associate professor at Ball State University and member of the Indiana Landmarks board of directors, Olan Dotson's primary research interest and focus has been in the resurgence of severely distressed inner-city communities.

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