Civil Rights

Boston Busing 1975

September 14, 1975 – Busing And Sainthood

September 14, 1975 – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September 14, 1975 – This week in history saw the start of the school year in Boston and the Busing issue was alive and well with protests and clashes greeting buses of predominately Black children arriving in...

Joseph Stalin

An Address By Joseph Stalin – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Joseph Stalin – Address To The Soviet People – July 3, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953 was a controversial figure. Praised by those hardliners who believed ruling with an iron fist was the...

Latinas in America - 1950s

Immigration In The 1950s – Latinos In Kansas 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBS Radio: Mexican-Americans – The People Act – circa 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Given the highly-charged nature of this years election – the question of Immigration and Immigrants in general seems to have taken center-stage – or at least vying for center stage, amidst the flood of other...

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong – Red Callender – Jubilee 1943 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong, in one of the many War Effort programs he did during World War 2. A frequent guest on jubilee all through the War years, Armstrong was a heavy favorite among the troops. Jubilee was a program, originally run briefly on CBS Radio in the late 1930s and known...

Barbara Jordan and Charles Rangel

Congressional Black Caucus Weighs In On Watergate – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congressional Black Caucus – ABC News Issues and Answers – May 13, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Watergate and the scandal overtaking the Nixon White House had dominated the news and preoccupied the thoughts of much of America. Ironically 1974, the year Watergate was heading to impeachment, was...

President Eisenhower

President Eisenhower – Report On The 83rd Congress – August 6, 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower and his report to the nation – the report card on the 83rd Congress, delivered August 6, 1953. As was the custom, President Eisenhower delivered a report card to the nation, a status report on how Congress was doing as it was adjourned for the Summer and heading...

1964 Democratic Convention

James Farmer Of CORE Talks About Civil Rights And The 1964 Election – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

James Farmer, National Director of CORE – Meet The Press – May 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1964 tensions were strained. The Civil Right movement was in fever-pitch and threatening to spill into the streets that Summer. This interview with the National Director of CORE (Congress Of...

Youth and Police

Youth And Police – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Youth and Police in America, circa 1971. If there was one thing the 60s made glowingly apparent, that most decades previously didn’t, it was the notion to question authority. Sparked by the Vietnam War and set ablaze by the Youth explosion, there were more teenagers running around America’s streets than...

Strom Thurmond - Dixiecrats

AKA: Dixiecrats – 1948 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Dixiecrats: A relatively new word in the political lexicon in 1948. The Southern wing of the Democratic Party, or States Rights Democrats, represented a staunch resistance to Civil Rights, Integration in the Armed Forces and the end of Segregation. This Southern wing, who repeatedly broke ranks with the rest of...

Soledad Brothers

Justice While Black – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

With the events of the past week fresh in everyone’s minds – the question of Justice, incarceration, unwarranted deadly force, division and blatant racism once again come to the forefront of the American consciousness. Ever since the Rodney King beating, where an onlooker just happened to have a video camera...