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Black History Month Show #3: Remembering Malcolm @ 50 (and more) on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Feb 19th @6pm)

Black History Month Show #3: Remembering Malcolm @ 50 (and more) on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Feb 19th @6pm)

black history month III: remembering Malcolm @ 50 (and more) Malcolm X waiting for a press conference to begin on March 26, 1964. Public Domain. To remember Malcolm we’ll feature excerpts from a speech he gave in Detroit a week earlier, just after his home had been firebombed. We will hear sounds of the assassination, and the great [...]

peekskill @ 65 on Culture of Protest (Thurs, Aug 21)

peekskill @ 65 on Culture of Protest (Thurs, Aug 21)

peekskill @ 65 Paul Robeson in 1938. Public domain. Paul Robeson was, in the 1930s and 40s, was one of the best known Americans on the planet. His magnificent voice channeled the songs of the slaves; he performed to much applause, Othello and the Emperor Jones; he was able to defy Hollywood stereotyping in several starring roles in [...]

Remembering Paul Robeson on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, January 24)

Remembering Paul Robeson on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, January 24)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks of "Culture of Protest" writes, "January 23 marks the 37th anniversary of Paul Robeson's death. He was, in his time, one of the most famous Americans, whose voice and presence as a singer, actor and activist was globally celebrated--and, during the McCarthy days, widely reviled in the US. In the fifties, [...]