Tagged: Civil and political rights

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...

Student Activism 1969

Student Activism 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Student Activism – Tension In Modern Living – July 2, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Student Activism. It was everywhere; on every College and high school campus. The protests were mostly about the War in Vietnam, but they ultimately ran the gamut – from free speech to Civil...

An Interview With Charles Evers – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

An Interview With Charles Evers – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – Speaking Freely – Charles Evers – June 25, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As Field Director for the Mississippi Chapter of the NAACP, Charles Evers was no stranger to the intense and often deadly...

A Word Or Two From Fannie Lou Hamer – 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Word Or Two From Fannie Lou Hamer – 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Colin Edwards Interviews Fannie Lou Hamer – August 10, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Since we were observing and celebrating the legacy and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, I indicated in my post yesterday and...

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Alabama USA – May 29, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While most people are observing Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a lot of people have no idea why. Call it the deep, murky past – call it...

The Dream And The Reality – The State Of Civil Rights In America – 1987 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

The Dream And The Reality – The State Of Civil Rights In America – 1987 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Newsmark – The Dream And The Realty – Martin Luther King – January 18, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Three years after it was signed into law, and a year after it was officially...

A Word Or Two From Dr. Martin Luther King – Youth And Social Action 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room:Birthday Edition

A Word Or Two From Dr. Martin Luther King – Youth And Social Action 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room:Birthday Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Massey lectures – Dr. Martin Luther King -December 1967 Today marks the 86th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. And although it’s an official holiday on Monday (the 19th), today (the 15th) is the...

Come To The Fair . . .In More Ways Than One – April 21, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WNBC-AM News – April 21, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this April 21st in 1964 had a lot to do with the upcoming opening of the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, taking place on the following day....