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James Farmer Of CORE Talks About Civil Rights And The 1964 Election – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

James Farmer, National Director of CORE – Meet The Press – May 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1964 tensions were strained. The Civil Right movement was in fever-pitch and threatening to spill into the streets that Summer. This interview with the National Director of CORE (Congress Of...

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‘With A Birthright Of Hatred – A Compulsion Toward Violence’ – 1969 Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – America: The Vision And The Violence – March 3, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the latest act of horrific violence visited on, of all places, a Church Bible Study in Charleston South Carolina yesterday, the...

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969 0

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – 1969: The Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. For all that was positive and revolutionary about the 60s, the underlying problems, the discontent, the upheaval and the...

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September 21, 1980 – Campaign ’80 And the Empty Chair

Click on the link here for Audio player: News for week ending Sept. 21, 1980 News for this week, ending on September 21, 1980 was primarily consumed with the Presidential Campaign for 1980, culminating in the first debate. With one notable exception; the debate went on without Jimmy Carter. Slated...

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Virginia School Desegregation In 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio player: CBS Radio – Virginia Integration – 1958 When the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Brown vs.The Board of Education, declaring segregated schools unconstitutional in 1954, you would have thought the school districts around the U.S. would be quick in complying....

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Women’s Day – August 26, 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: Women’s Strike – August 26, 1970 As a reminder of the protests, the struggle and the message – today marks the forty-second anniversary of Women’s Day (August 26, 1970) and the marches and demonstrations that took place world-wide on that day. Here...

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Protest In 1968: The Young Rebels – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: The Young Rebels – 1968 In case you forgot or weren’t around at the time, 1968 was a tumultuous year in our history. It was the year just about everything fell apart. From the war in Vietnam, to assassinations of much-loved leaders,...

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An Interview With Stephen Biko – 1977 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio: Steve Biko Interview – August 1977 Although it hasn’t been that long since the end of brutal and repressive Apartheid policies in South Africa, some of the voices most closely associated with the movement and the struggle are fading from view. One of...

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Voice Of The Dixiecrats – Strom Thurmond At The 1948 Democratic Convention – July 14, 1948

The 1948 Presidential race was hard fought and hotly contested. Within the ranks of the Democratic Party there was a faction, primarily representing the South, who objected strongly to President Truman’s strong Civil Rights stand. So resentful of the President’s campaign to end racial discrimination in the Armed Forces, end...

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Kansas City Under Water – July 17, 1951

The main news on this July 17th in 1951 was about the devastating floods that swept over Kansas City, submerging some 2 million acres and causing an untold amount of damage and loss of life. On the day of this newscast, President Truman had finished a tour of the disaster...