Media Resources

EDSITEment provides access to NEH-funded media resources including videos, podcasts, lectures, interactives for the classroom, and film projects. Each resource includes questions to prompt analysis, connections to other NEH-related resources, and links to related EDSITEment lessons and materials.

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Blues Reflections

Listen to artists and critics reflect on the blues and its relationship to American and African culture and music.

Remembering Fela

Afropop Worldwide discusses the music and legacy of Nigerian artist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a founder of the Afrobeat music style. Fela was known for his non-conformist style, both musically and in life. Much of his music critiques the Nigerian state and the aftermath of British colonialism; as a consequence, Fela was the victim of great violence at the hands of police and military. Fela continued to level criticisms at corruption and brutality in the government until the end of his life. He died from complications of AIDS in 1997.

BackStory: After Hurricane Maria - The History of Puerto Rico and the United States

Even though Puerto Rico has been part of the United States for over a century, confusion persists about its legal status and that of the U.S. citizens that live on the island. And with reason: though Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, they lack voting representation in Congress and cannot vote for president, unless they leave the island and move to one of the fifty states. This episode of BackStory explores the history of the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico, characterized by what scholar Amilcar Barreto calls “malign neglect.”

BackStory: Blackstory

In this episode of BackStory, listen to a compilation of some of the show's coverage of Black history, created in honor of Black History Month.

Music of the Harlem Renaissance

In this episode of Afropop Worldwide, you'll hear some of the most famous and popular music of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as learn about the social and cultural institutions that brought artists and audiences together.