A video podcast with a social justice mission, Black History in Two Minutes, took home two 2021 Webby Awards. The podcast won in the Documentary: Podcast category, for a “Podcast single episode or series that examines documentary content in narrative form, interviews, and conversation.” It also won in the Social: Education & Discovery (Video) category, for a “Social video that advocates education, learning, and discovery; including social films about animals and wildlife, the environment, etc. Platform agnostic […].”
The podcast was created by Smith with Executive Producer and founder of Hidden Empire Film Group’s Deon Taylor, and historian, narrator and Executive Producer Henry Louis Gates Jr.
This is the second year in a row the podcast has been honored with Webby wins. Each year, recipients are allowed to record a five word speech. This year, upon receiving the honor, Smith was recorded as saying, “Together we can eliminate racism.”
Gates, a Harvard University History professor, said, “Every day is Black History Month.”
What is a Webby Award?
Webby Awards have celebrated the best of the internet since 1996. The awards are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and honor excellence in Websites, Videos, Advertising, Media & PR, Social, Apps, Mobile, & Voice, Games, and Podcasts, according to the Webby website.
Read more about Black History in Two Minutes and their previous Webby Awards.