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.
||CleanThe Mammification of a Nation||We connect with Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders to discuss the “Mammification of a Nation.” Thanks to the Duke Univ. Behind the Veil Project, we also hear 1st hand accounts from women who worked as domestics during Jim Crow. This is part 2 in our...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Ep. - Oprah, #MeToo and Jim Crow Sexual Violence||During Oprah Winfrey’s speech as the recipient of the Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes, she mentioned the horrific rape and lack of justice for the late Recy Taylor. Oprah placed the legacy of Jim Crow sexual violence into the...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 - The Myth of the Merry Mammy||Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders, Emory Professor and author of Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender and Southern Memory and Skin Deep. Spirit Strong: Critical Essays on the Black Female Body in American Culture helps us begin our 4-part look into...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - Exploring Black Caricatures and Stereotypes||Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders, Emory Professor and author of Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender and Southern Memory helps us begin our exploration into the long and sordid history of Black caricatures and stereotypes. We'll also listen to first...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMajor Announcement - CreateTension.org is HERE!!||The Creative Tension website is HERE!! www.createtension.org. createtension.org is the perfect companion to the Creative Tension podcast. It adds a wonderful visual partner to our audio experience. We’ve also launched our social media...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 The Talk: The Fellas’ Perspective||How do men live with the legacy of racial etiquette?||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - Roundtable on P&G's "The Talk" and Racial Etiquette - The Jim Crow Years||I have a cathartic and insightful roundtable discussion with guests Rev. Jennifer Watley Maxell and Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson to discuss P&G’s commercial “The Talk” and the legacy of racial etiquette. P&G Commercial “The Talk” -...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 - The Jim Crow Years: Jim Crow's Gift...The Talk||Inspired by the Proctor and Gamble commercial, “The Talk,” we explore the tradition in the African-American community, its roots in Jim Crow segregation and how the past continues to inform the present. Special Thanks to: Dr. Nichole...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: - The Jim Crow Years: Confederate Monuments: Heritage, History or Hate?||Confederate Monuments: Are they heritage, history or hate? We get guidance from Dr. Nichole Phillips, Dr. William Cossen and Sara Patenaude. #jimcrow #confederate Special Thanks to: Nichole Phillips, PhD - Assistant Professor of...||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - The Jim Crow Years: Beautiful Statues and Monuments?||Are Confederate Monuments and Statues Beautiful or sites of terror? The Charlottesville tragedy has forced us to re-examine their place in modern culture. Elliott Robinson explores the reasons for the Civil War and whether these monuments and statues...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Creative Tension: The Jim Crow Years||The true story of America is complex and messy, but it must be told. Pleasant or not. Rev. Elliott S. Robinson, JD, MDiv will take us on a journey through "The Jim Crow Years." The first full episode airs on Sept. 5th. Subscribe today!!||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Gone but not forgotten learning about African American History
This podcast needs to be a mandatory lesson to those who question the way African Americans have been treated in this country throughout history. Rev. Robinson brings a much-needed message of truth and understanding to how we can learn from our past in order to improve our future. I most highly recommend this podcast and look forward to tuning in again and again in order to continue to Create Tention.
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.
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.