Tagged: Martin Luther King

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...

Caryl Chessman

May 2, 1960 – The Apple-Green Chamber – The Execution Of Caryl Chessman

Caryl Chessman Execution reports and bulletins – May1-2, 1960 – Various Los Angeles Stations + Voice Of America Shortwave News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 2, 1960, the day a 12 year odyssey came to an end. Convicted murderer and rapist, Caryl Chessman, known as The Red Light...

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...

‘Nothing To See Here – No Point In Knowing’ – August 11, 1965

‘Nothing To See Here – No Point In Knowing’ – August 11, 1965

– Watts Riot – 2-Way Communications and street reports – KMPC-AM – August 11-15, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago today, on August 11, 1965, in what began as a routine traffic stop escalated into one of the most violent and destructive riots of the 1960s....

The State Of Unrest – July 1968

The State Of Unrest – July 1968

– Meet The Press – Roy Innes-Floyd McKissick – July 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 has often been referred to as “The Incredible Year”. Incredible in a lot of ways; not least that America managed to survive what was probably one of the most violent years...

The Subject Was Race – Malcolm X And James Baldwin Discuss Race Relations In America In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Subject Was Race – Malcolm X And James Baldwin Discuss Race Relations In America In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind – Interview with Malcolm X and James Baldwin – April 23, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Many people have expressed dismay over the latest racially-motivated outrage which took place in Charleston South Carolina...

About Selma – March 1965 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

About Selma – March 1965 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach Press Conference – March 18, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. . . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Monitor – Meet The Press with Dr. Martin Luther...

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...