Karen Grigsby Bates http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-proper-lady-found-herself-behind-bars <em>This story is part of NPR's 50th anniversary coverage of 1964. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:27:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 34836 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stokely-carmichael-philosopher-behind-black-power-movement Before he became famous — and infamous — for calling on black power for black people, Stokely Carmichael was better known as a rising young community organizer in the civil rights movement. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:11:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 34287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/drive-diversity-nascars-commitment-race On Sunday, the K&N Pro Series East begins down in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. And if the track and pit look a little more diverse than they have in the past, that's in part because of a NASCAR program designed to entice different communities to try out the sport.<p>Market research says NASCAR's bread-and-butter fan base is about 60 percent male and 80 percent white, mostly from the Southern and Midwestern states. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 33751 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Drive For Diversity, NASCAR's Commitment To Race Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/love-technicolor-interracial-families-television <em>I Love Lucy</em> was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. Its stars, redheaded Lucille Ball and her Cuban-American husband Desi Arnaz, became TV icons — but they almost didn't get on TV.<p>Kathleen Brady is the author of <em>Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball</em>. She says the network that wanted Ball to star in her own sitcom was not interested in her husband.<p>"CBS and its sponsor, Philip Morris cigarettes, were adamantly opposed to this," says Brady. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:16:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 33742 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television 'American Promise' Probes Race Issues In NYC Private School http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/american-promise-probes-race-new-york-private-school Monday evening, <a href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/americanpromise/" target="_blank">PBS will air <em>American Promise</em></a>, a documentary that traces the lives of two African-American students for 13 years. They both enroll as kindergarteners at The Dalton School, an elite private day school in New York City that says it's making a commitment to diversity.<p>In the beginning of <em>American Promise</em>, filmmakers Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster set out to chronicle the complete pre-collegiate education of their son Idris and his best friend, Seun Summers. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 33428 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'American Promise' Probes Race Issues In NYC Private School 'Best Man Holiday' Resonates Across Racial Lines http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/profile-movie-director-malcolm-lee <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtQgGv3TTes</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOYPqcb_jig</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OijFtJ5iHzg</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:50:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 31873 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Best Man Holiday' Resonates Across Racial Lines Mexican-American Vets Ignited Kennedy's Latino Support http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mexican-american-vets-ignited-kennedys-latino-support On the evening of Nov. 21, 1963, President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline, Vice President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, walked through a wall of applause to take their place as honored guests in a Houston ballroom. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:38:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 31618 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mexican-American Vets Ignited Kennedy's Latino Support Amy Tan Weaves Family Mystery Into 'Valley Of Amazement' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tan-weaves-family-mystery-valley-amazement Amy Tan was 200 pages into a new novel when she attended a large exhibition on Shanghai life in the early 1900s. While there, she bought a book she thought might help her as she researched details on life in the Old City. She stopped turning pages when she came upon a group portrait.<p>"It's called the '10 Beauties in Shanghai,' " she says. These were the winners of a citywide beauty contest for courtesans. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:42:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 31138 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amy Tan Weaves Family Mystery Into 'Valley Of Amazement' While Unsung in '63, Women Weren't Just 'Background Singers' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/while-unsung-63-women-werent-just-background-singers On that sweltering August day in 1963, almost a quarter-million people thronged the National Mall, from the Washington Monument to the columned marble box that is the Lincoln Memorial. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:56:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 29363 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org While Unsung in '63, Women Weren't Just 'Background Singers' Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/van-evers-honors-his-father-his-own-way James Van Dyke Evers was only 3 when his father, Medgar, was assassinated in the driveway of the family's home in Jackson, Miss., in June 1963.<p>A sniper shot Medgar Evers in the back as he returned from a meeting late at night. Tensions had been running high because Evers, the first field secretary for the NAACP, was making headway in pushing the state's black citizens to register to vote. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:26:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 29028 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way