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April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

Racism in America

April 1, 1945 – Racism In Wartime

April 1, 1945 – America United – Racism in America – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 1, 1945. As World War 2 started winding down, the subject began to be discussed over what kind of country the U.S. was going to be in a peacetime world. It was still...

March 23, 1985

March 23, 1985 – Enflamed Political Passion Of The Apartheid Kind

March 23, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 1985 – a day where violence and passions ran high in South Africa over the killings of 18 Black Anti-Apartheid protestors. The trouble started after a news conference by President Reagan who commented, in...

March 11, 1978

March 11, 1978 – Back To The Bargaining Table

March 11, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 11, 1978 – the continuing saga of the Coal Miners Strike – the on-again/off-again negotiations and the finger pointing racked up yet another day of closed mines, stranded shipments and out of work miners. Citing...

Dick Gregory Has A Word Or Two About Race And Politics 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dick Gregory Has A Word Or Two About Race And Politics 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dick Gregory – Interview from NET: Newsfront – April 26, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dick Gregory – whose popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a mainstream comedian was traded in for a career as a political activist, was one of the most outspoken and...

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry Truman’s Civil Rights Legislation – Chicago University Roundtable – February 6, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry Truman’s Civil Rights legislation. It was the fulfillment of a promise Truman made while campaigning for election (re-election) in 1948. It succeeded in alienating the South. So much so, that...

Bayard Rustin Talks About Race And Civil Rights – 1969 – Past Daily Black History Month

Bayard Rustin Talks About Race And Civil Rights – 1969 – Past Daily Black History Month

Bayard Rustin – On Speaking Freely – March 3, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Bayard Rustin is a name synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, but also was an Anti-War activist, campaigner for Gay Rights and economic stability within the Black community. As...

Chester Himes Talks About Writing – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Chester Himes Talks About Writing – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Chester Himes – Interviewed on Soul! – March 15, 1972 – NET-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Chester Himes – one of the great American writers of the 20th century, was one of many artists of color who emigrated to Europe and settled in Paris in order to leave prejudice...

The Eisenhower Years – 1953-1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Eisenhower Years – 1953-1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Eisenhower Years – CBS Radio News – January 8, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The Eisenhower Years – the years that started in January of 1953 and ended in January of 1961. Years which saw a Cold War, a Space Race, a Population explosion, a wave of independence...

January 14, 1958 – Space, Race And The Space Race

January 14, 1958 – Space, Race And The Space Race

January 14, 1958 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 14, 1958 – The launching of a Redstone rocket from Cape Canaveral was a success. The rocket, the first stage of what would become a space vehicle, could now launch an earth satellite. And...