From the Vault continues marking Black History Month with rare and significant recordings from the Pacifica Radio Archives, but this week, with a twist. Our guest host is Joanne Griffith, BBC journalist who each week produces short segments of From the Vault for BBC’s Radio 5 Live.
We will share what the United Kingdom audiences hear each week. Joanne covers – for the U.K. audience – segments on Kenya with audio of Tom Mboya, Kenya’s General Secretary of the Kenya Federation of Labor, from 1959; commentary from KPFK’s Jerry Quickley on a rare 1965 radio documentary on the Watts Riots in Los Angeles entitled The Fire This Time; a tribute on the 20th anniversary of the passing of author and political activist James Baldwin; finally, a conversation with Jose Moya, a professor of Latin American history at UCLA – and Cuban himself – who recalls his memories of the revolution, marking the resignation of Cuban President Fidel Castro. We’ll also hear a special 1968 Revolution Rewind Moment, Tommie Smith and the 1968 Summer Olympics.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.
Archival recordings used in this program:
BB0286 Search for Freedom / Tom Mboya MORE INFO
BB1353 The Fire This Time / produced by Trevor Thomas MORE INFO
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