Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Black and White Reading

Black history month finds us exploring the fantastic DVD by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove: Readings from Voices of A People's History of the United States, available from AK Press (a gift from our amazing friend, activist Matthew Behrens).

Here's what you'll hear this week on Radio Free School:

reading - John Lewis (pictured), Original Text of Speech to be Delivered at the Lincoln Memorial (August 28, 1963)

music - I'm on my way, Alabama Christian Movement Choir led by Mamie Brown, Voices of the Civil Rights Movment: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966

reading - Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968)

music - We Shall Not Be Moved, SNCC Freedom Singers led by Rutha Harris, Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

reading - Young Frederick Douglass, Freedom Fighter, by Andrew Woods, read by Marquesa Kierstead

music - Freedom Medley, Freedom Singers, Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

reading - Frederick Douglass, The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro (July 5, 1865)

music - Wade in the Water, Fannie Lou Hamer, Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

book review - Who Was Harriet Tubman by Yona Zeldis McDonough, reviewed by Madeleine Kay

tech - Randy (all on new freeware)

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