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Creative Tension

By Rev. Elliott Robinson, JD, MDiv - Public Theologian

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Creative Tension gives a voice to people and periods of struggle, forgotten by history. Rev. Elliott Robinson, JD, MDiv guides listeners on the first stop on this journey, “The Jim Crow Years.” With a mixture of interviews, archival audio and group discussions, Creative Tension takes an in-depth look into the messiness of American History and the search for social justice. Creative Tension is made possible thru the support of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture at Duke University and their Behind the Veil Oral History Project.

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Much Needed Historical Resource

The Creative Tension podcast is taking an engaging look at history, using relevant information from the time period. I LOVE IT!! The Jim Crow Era is rarely taught about in secondary or higher ed. Normally we talk about slavery and then move to Civil Rights, which was almost 100 years later. I love what I've heard so far and I'm recommending it to everyone I know. Keep up the good work.

An incredible guide through the past

Creative Tension offers an engaging walk through the Jim Crow past to dissect the dialogue happening today. The first two episodes offer incredible context into the new narrative and justification for the Confederacy and its monuments. While the voices and explanations can be chilling, I now have an even greater understanding of the nuanced and subtle bigotry that still exists. My daughters will benefit from this and I encourage others to share with their children, too. If this is just the beginning, I can wait for what topics Rev Elliott will tackle next.

Jim Crow Monuments

The first episode in this podcast is a great explanation of the role of official, legal commemoration in reconstructing and maintaining white supremacy after the civil war.

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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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