This week on From the Vault, we split the hour into two parts, both celebrating our recent preservation efforts; archival footage includes the voices of Ossie Davis, Langston Hughes, and Rosa Parks among others.
First we feature a special edition of KPFK’s Uprising with Sonali Kolhatkar, who reviews the our special Civil Rights Collection restored thanks to a grant from the American Archives Pilot Program. Then we’ll hear from Pacifica Radio Archives Director Brian DeShazor in conversation with composer/multi-media artist Allee Willis, as they recap highlights from this year’s “Sound of Soul” Party. On February 22, 2010, the Archives and Grammy and Tony Award-winning Willis co-hosted the “Sound of Soul” party and fundraiser for Pacifica Radio Archives at her Los Angeles home. Allee and her friends sponsored over forty schools with the exclusive new Allee Willis Sound of Soul Collection, which features 68 historic recordings preserved specifically in honor of Black History Month!
From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.
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