Black History

French soldiers in Algiers

April 18, 1956 – Sniping In Israel – Endless Deaths In Algeria – Forever Hopeful At The UN

April 18, 1956 – News Of The Day – Various newscasts – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 18, 1956. If you were around on this day you would be hearing news that had a roughly familiar ring to it. Factions forwarding an agenda of Independence from...

Civil Disorder - Civil Unrest

The Kerner Commission Report On Civil Disorder – One Year Later – March 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Kerner Commission Report: One Year Later – EEN – Newsfront – March 3, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though the Watts disturbance (pictured above) was from 1965, the destruction, violence and deaths from that turmoil went on to be repeated in other cities throughout America in...

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela – Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1968 – Past Daily Tribute (Hugh Masekela: April 4, 1939 – January 23, 2018)

Hugh Masekela – Live at The Hollywood Bowl – August 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Only a month into this new year and already we’ve had sad and terrible losses in the Music World. The latest is Hugh Masekela, and artist whose innovative style and uncompromising message...

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King In Chicago – 1965 – Past Daily Birthday Edition

Martin Luther King – Address At Chicago Rally – Extended Excerpt – July 26, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Martin Luther King – we celebrate his birth today. A celebration that would have been unthinkable 53 years ago, when this address was delivered at a Rally in Chicago....

Urban Unrest - 1967

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff And The State Of The American City – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff – Meet The Press – January 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Plight of the American city – Urban decay – urban unrest – poverty – no jobs – no schools – no alternative. These were the issues facing the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson as...

1968 Democratic Convention

Report Card On Black America – Black Journal – January 27, 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Black Journal – Report Card on Black America – January 27, 1969 – NET-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago, we were still very much in the midst of a long and contentious Civil Rights battle in America. This program, a monthly news feature of the pre-PBS...