Hate Groups

Coleman Young -HUAC Hearings 1952

1952 – HUAC Hearings Come To Detroit – Coleman Young Testifies – Past Daily Reference Room

HUAC Committee Hearings – Michigan Communist Activities – Feb. 28,1952 – WJR-Detroit – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For those of you who don’t remember that period during the 1950s, where the Communist scare took on unprecedented proportions, the wave of Hearings took place in most major cities of the...

Mass shootings in America

A History Of Wringing Hands – Mass Shootings In America 1991-2016 – Past Daily Reference Room

Mass Killings – news reports – Sandy Hook, Columbine, Orlando, Oklahoma, San Bernardino – 1991-2016 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the news reports and bulletins continue to pour in over the latest mass shooting, the questions and the hand-wringing begin. The mantra of Gun legislation Now and the...

Roots of Prejudice 1958

Roots Of Racism – 1958 – Discussion Of Prejudice And Racism In The World – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Roots Of Racism and Prejudice – The Open Mind – September 14, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Racism, it seems, has always been with us. Whether its overt or subtle, sanctioned or scorned, that idea of one race of people considering themselves superior over another has been a...

Red Scare

August 14, 1951 – President Truman: “Their Attacks Upon Our Liberties Go Almost Unchallenged” – Hate In America; 1950s

August 14, 1951 – Don Hollenbeck for Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 14, 1951 – 66 years ago we were in the middle of the Red Scare, but we were also in the middle of something more dark and sinister than the...

Racism in America- the handmaiden of fear and ignorance.

“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...