A look at the influence of the visits of Duke Ellington before and after World War II.
Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston's literary rebirth.
Theatre director, actress and writer Yvonne Brewster nominates poet Claude McKay.
Poet Lemn Sissay tells the story of Cab Calloway and his Hepster's Dictionary of jive talk
A profile of jazz musician Duke Ellington (1899-1974).
In September 1963, the jazz legend gave a concert in the Afghan capital.
Afua Hirsch goes in search of a long-lost masterpiece from the Harlem Renaissance.
Harlem's New Renaissance - 100 years of culture in Harlem introduced by Darryl Pinckney.
Greg Jenner and the team take us to 1920s Paris to meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker.
How an unlikely friendship led to Harlem poet Langston Hughes' epic 1964 BBC radio series.
Lawyer Yvonne Brown nominates the pan-African Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey.
Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah on Marcus Garvey, the inspirational 20th-century black leader.
Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.
Anna Ford nominates singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson.
How the artist Archibald Motley Jr captured the politics of skin tone in Jazz Age Chicago.
How Paul Robeson used the transatlantic telephone cable to sing live to British fans.