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Episode 32 is the thirty-second episode of the first season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Medeva steals the voices of the Griots from Africa in the 1300s.

After a Data Boost at the scene of the crime, Medeva taunts the time pilots about Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men, which was first published in the 1930s. However, the time pilots end up a decade earlier, where they play Global Pursuit through the 1920s.

Afterwards, the time pilots get a message from the Elephant Guy, who is running through 1965, when playwright LeRoi Jones founded the Black Arts Repertory Theater. There, Medeva burns their 'fact fuel.'

Following another Data Boost, the time pilots meet up with a rapper, whose song about Jimmy Carter leads them to 1979, where they recapture the voices of the griots and return them to 14th-century Africa.

Anthony captures Medeva, but Carmen escapes after Anthony missed four questions in a row and time ran out after he missed the fifth question.

Time Pilots[]

  • Anthony DiMaggio
  • Kevin Orea (?)
  • Jessica Rosevere (?)

Sketches and Pit Stops[]

  • VILE Villain Clue - 1930s (when Zora Neale Hurston first published African folktales)
  • 1920s (didn't arrive at their intended destination due to Medeva giving them the slip)
  • Elephant Guy - 1965 (when LeRoi Jones promoted African culture)
  • Cluefinder (rapper) - 1979 (during Jimmy Carter's administration; when the first hit rap record is first heard)

History of African Americans (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1993: Maya Angelou recites her poem at Clinton's inauguration.
  • 1979: The first rap record to gain national airplay.
  • 1964: Martin Luther King, Jr. wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1935: Zora Neale Hurston publishes Mules and Men.
  • 1909: NAACP is created.
  • 1863: Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • 1770: Phyllis Wheatley becomes the first female Black poet whose work is published.
  • 1300's: Beginnings of African Griot tradition.

Trail Of Time Questions[]

Bold indicates correct answers.
Italics indicates the contestant's answers.
Underline indicates the contestant answered the question after time ran out.

  1. It's 1923. What blues singer is recording her first record?
    • Ella Fitzgerald
    • Bessie Smith
  2. It's 1926. Who is creating a new jazz style?
    • Louis Armstrong
    • John Coltrane
  3. It's 1955. Who has his first Top 10 hit?
    • Stevie Wonder
    • Chuck Berry
  4. It's 1958. Who is founding a new dance troupe?
    • Alvin Ailey
    • Gregory Hines
  5. It's 1965. What poet inspires the Black Arts Movement?
    • LeRoi Jones
    • B.B. King
  6. Question Not Asked; Out of time


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