Tagged: Civil and political rights

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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...

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October 19, 1983 – President Reagan Gives A Press Conference

President Reagan – 20th press Conference – October 19, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the situation in Nicaragua growing more tense and contentious, and the situation in Lebanon becoming a stalemate, President Reagan, in his 20th Press Conference, on the 1,000th day of his Presidency, sought to...

Mohandas Gandhi 0

Most People Don’t Know Who This Is – If You’re A Past Daily Regular, You Do – Past Daily’s Fall Fundraiser

Click on the link here: (Past Daily’s Fall Fundraiser) to lend your support and help keep history alive. If you’re a fan of history, or just like to be aware of the world around you, there are people you know about, figures who are pivotal and an indelible part of...

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August 18, 1978 – A Festival Of Sensational Evidence – James Earl Ray And The House Assassination Committee Hearings

August 18, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 18, 1978 – From Capitol Hill, The House Assassination Committee Hearings temporarily wound up its hearings this day on James Earl Ray and his guilt in the murder of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther...

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Roy Wilkins And The State Of Race Relations In 1955 – Past Daily Black History Month

Roy Wilkins – NBC Radio: Negro Newspaper Week – March 14, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Roy Wilkins – beginning in 1955 he was Administrator for the NAACP. By the end of that year he would be head of that organization, during a time of tremendous social upheaval...

Barbara Jordan and Charles Rangel 0

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 0

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 0

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...

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

Become a Patron! Since we were observing and celebrating the legacy and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, I indicated in my post yesterday and Dr. King was part of a movement – many people had taken part in the struggle for Civil Rights, that it was far reaching and...