Again this week, From the Vault continues its celebration of Black History Month with audio from the companion CD to Herb Boyd’s book, We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement as it Happened, published by Sourcebooks in 2004. Several historic programs from the Pacifica Radio Archives were used in creating the audio tour through the Civil Rights Movement era. This is a prime example of how the recordings preserved by the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project find new lives and are heard by new audiences. The entire hour is narrated by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis – and one of the last projects Mr. Davis worked on before his passing in February of 2005.
In this hour, you will hear from the historic March On Washington, Bayard Rustin, Daisy Bates (one of the Little Rock Nine) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. eulogizing the 4 girls who were killed in the Birmingham church bombing. You will also hear Fannie Lou Hamer, Stokely Carmichael, Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and Robert Kennedy. The program begins with a segment featuring Medgar Evers.
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