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Black History Month – Say it LOUD!

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Rosa Parks 1913-2005. Source: tolerance.org

Rosa Parks 1913-2005. Source: tolerance.org

Courageous… committed… and sometimes controversial.

On this edition, we celebrate Black History Month through the many voices of African Americans who made history and changed forever American culture, politics, and entertainment and the way we look at our country and ourselves.

Featuring:

Martin Luther King Jr.; Angela Davis; Huey Newton, Rosa Parks; Malcolm X; Fannie Lou Hamer; Muhammad Ali; Paul Robeson; James Baldwin; Langston Hughes; Barbara Jordan; Barack Obama; James Brown.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio.

For more information:

Pacifica Radio Archives – North Hollywood, CA

The Freedom Archives – San Francisco, CA

Angela Davis, Feminist Studies UC Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, CA

Highlander Research and Education Center – New Market, TN

The King Center – Atlanta, GA

National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN

Black Radical Congress – National Office – St. Louis, MO

National Black Programming Consortium – New York, NY

Jericho Movement – National Chapter – Jamaica, NY

The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement – National Office

The Black Panther Party


Review of this program on PRX (Public Radio Exchange):

Posted: 2-5-2007
Reviewer: Arvid Hokanson, Assistant Program Director, KUOW Public Radio

I like the way the speeches are edited together in a brief, punchy style. With the music underneath, it makes for powerful, engaging listening. The selections are also excellent for conveying feelings about civil rights history. Not much else needs to be said, hearing the speeches should be enough for you to find a slot to air this.

From past broadcasts, we know that listeners enjoy hearing these speeches. This is an excellent choice for Black History Month – or anytime of year for that matter. It works as a half-hour, or can be combined with a 22 or 29 minute piece to round out an hour.

Rating: 4/5 
Adjectives: Emotional, Engaging, Raw

Author: Radio Project

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