HFVS Black History Month & Underground Railroad Episodes (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

The last two installments of the Hilltown Family Variety Show have been re-broadcasts of two very popular episodes:

  1. Underground Railroad Episode
  2. Black History Month Episode

Follow the links above to listen to our archived podcasts and to see playlists, video and resources.


Our friends, The Deedle Deedle Dees, an educational rock band based in Brooklyn, NY, are currently a doing a quiz for students ages 9 and older based on our Underground Railroad Episode.  They are inviting families to listen carefully to our podcast and then to take their 8 question quiz. Listeners are asked to supplement their listening with songbooks, history and scholarly books found on their shelves at home or at the library to come up with your answers.  Everyone who tries to answer all 8 questions will receive a free copy of a Deedle Deedle Dees CD of their choice! Wow!  That’s generous!  They are giving you one week to complete the quiz with the deadline being Friday, Feb. 10th by 11:59pm (EST).  This is a fun way to get your kids to learn more about the history of the Underground Railroad along with discovering the meaning of the symbols and metaphors found in these songs about freedom.  Read the quiz and find out how to participate at Dee-Mocracy.

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