Civil Rights

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Before It Was Rock And While It Was Segregation – Southern Radio In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WLCS – Jivin’ Jerry – Late 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine now, the extent of segregation in America of the 1950s, but it was prevalent throughout the country, more so in the South. Everything, it seemed was separate; water fountains, movie theaters and even records....

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Duke Ellington – Live In Senegal 1966 – Past Daily Downbeat (Duke Ellington – Born: April 29, 1899)

Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – Live in Dakar, Senegal – April 9, 1966 – Radio France Duke Ellington this weekend – yesterday would have been his 118th birthday (April 29, 1899), and to commemorate that, I thought I would run a concert he did in Senegal from 1966....

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April 29, 1992 – Red Sky Over Los Angeles – The Rodney King Verdict – The First 7 Hours.

April 29, 1992 – 3:45-4:30 pm – KNX-AM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 4:30-5:30 pm – KNX-AM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 5:30-7:00 pm – KNX-AM/KCRW-FM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 29, 1992 – 8:30-9:30...

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April 3, 1969 – Spring Of Discontent

April 3, 1969 – ABC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 3, 1969. Spring in the era of discontent. From Chicago, a second night of disturbances on the eve of the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Tensions and apprehension ran high. Already an outbreak...

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A Few Words From Bernadette Devlin – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Bernadette Devlin – NBC: Meet The Press – August 24, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Bernadette Devlin – a name perhaps not easily recognized by many in the U.S. these days, but one of those voices who fit right into the upheaval nature of our world in the...

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March 3, 1952 – Living While Black – The Wilbur Gary Family Of Rollingwood California

Rollingwood USA – KCBS-San Francisco – March 3, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Rollingwood, California – a suburb just south of San Francisco near Richmond, became the focal point of a debate on racial discrimination and violence in the early 1950s on the West Coast. While the issues...

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“We Don’t Want Your Kind Here” – Racism In 1950’s America – Past Daily Reference Room

Racism In America – NBC Radio: Image – Minorities – June 2, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Racism in America – for a time you would have thought we rose above it – that we had become imbued with empathy and compassion – that the seemingly endless struggle...

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February 21, 1965 – The Day Malcolm X Died

Become a Patron! On this day in February in 1965, an assassination took place in New York. Gunmen from the Nation of Islam stormed into the meeting hall and ran up to the podium where he was speaking and fired some 21 shots into him. In the confusion, one of...

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Coretta Scott King Has A Few Words About Character In Politics – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Coretta Scott King – Character In Politics – NPR National Town Meeting – November 5, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the current furor over the Elizabeth Warren‘s attempt at reading of a letter by wife of Civil Rights leader (and leader in her own right), Coretta Scott...