Unearthing the journey to “Summer of Soul”
Jul 22, 2021

Unearthing the journey to “Summer of Soul”

We spoke with the producers of "Summer of Soul" on why the music festival that was also known as "Black Woodstock" appeared to be buried in history, and what it took to finally bring it into the spotlight. We also discuss how idyllic vacation towns have dealt with the surge in popularity for vacation homes.

Segments From this episode

“Summer of Soul” producers on battling Black erasure to make the film

Jul 22, 2021
Why the Harlem Cultural Festival, known as “Black Woodstock,” was forgotten for decades.
The 5th Dimension performs at the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, as seen in the new documentary "Summer of Soul."
Courtesy Searchlight Pictures

Vacation towns grapple with new year-round popularity

Jul 22, 2021
Many communities welcomed outsiders during the pandemic, to boost local businesses. But now, bidding wars are driving up housing costs, as more people decide to stay.
Victorian style homes ring Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer