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Streets Dept Podcast – SN 3, EP 7: Daphne Rice-Allen and the Black American West

January 22, 2020

Welcome back to the Streets Dept Podcast, y’all. This season of the podcast is our first-ever road trip season! That means that while the episodes at the beginning and end of this season will be recoded here in Philadelphia at Radio Kismet where I’m based, the middle of this season (seven episodes total) was recorded on a recent road trip from Phoenix, Arizona to Denver, Colorado talking with some of the creative minds from those states.

Starting with today’s episode, we’ll be moving on to our Denver, Colorado interviews. And first up we’ve got an incredible conversation with Daphne Rice-Allen! Daphne is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, a museum billed as “the only Western-black-history museum in the world.” The center highlights the history of African Americans’ movement west and includes artifacts and pictorial histories of Black cowboys, farmers, ranchers, miners, Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, and the residents of Denver’s Five Points area. That’s where the museum is located, inside the former home of Denver’s first African American female doctor, Dr. Justina Ford. An incredibly important figure whose story we explore in our interview.

Check out my conversation with Daphne Rice-Allen below, or on any major podcast streaming platform by searching “Streets Dept Podcast”!

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Season 3 of the Streets Dept Podcast is brought to you by our brilliant sponsors at the Spring Arts district, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, and Kismet Cowork! Each episode is mixed and edited by our producer Mike Mehalick, and each Philadelphia episode of this season is recorded at Radio Kismet!

Listen to past episodes of Season 3 here:
SN 3, EP 1: Ernest Owens
SN 3, EP 2: Jane Golden
SN 3, EP 3: Christopher Plant
SN 3, EP 4: Jose Acevedo
SN 3, EP 5: Antoinette Cauley
SN 3, EP 6: Erika Rubio

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