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Remembering Rosa and Abe on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, February 7)

Of his next broad cast, host Richard Flacks writes, “This week marks the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ birth. Her legendary refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery in 1955 was the spark that ignited mass movement against segregation. This week on the radio–some of the many songs about Rosa, an interview she gave soon after those events–all in aid of understanding both the sources and consequences of this individual act of resistance. And, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday (and as a supplement to Spielberg’s Lincoln) we hear the classic radio cantata The Lonesome Train, a once popular and now forgotten work that situates Lincoln in American class struggle.”

“Culture of Protest” airs on Thursdays in the Fall from 6-7pm.