Archive for February, 2013

FTV 354 Redefining Black Power – State of the Union 2013 Edition

Posted in Update on February 22nd, 2013

This week on From the Vault, continuing our celebration of Black History Month, we visit with Joanne Griffith, award-winning broadcaster, journalist, and editor of Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America (City Lights, 2012). This book, written in collaboration with the Pacifica Radio Archives, considers the impact of the election of the first black President on relevant issues facing America today, from economics, cultural education and the law, to the cultural impact of mass media. This episode focuses on President Obama’s first State of the Union address in his second term, drawing contemporary and historical context from selections of Redefining Black Power that include Dr. Vincent Harding, Michelle Alexander, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and Ramona Africa.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 353 Negro History Week 1962

Posted in Update on February 15th, 2013

This week on From the Vault we continue our celebration of Black History Month by revisiting an early Pacifica recording titled Special Program Commemorating Negro History Week. KPFA’s famed Public Affairs director Elsa Knight Thompson and producer Mike Tigar, taking a cue from Dr. Carter Godwin Goodson (who created Negro History Week in February 1926 to coincide with the Birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass), celebrated Negro History Week on public radio for the first time in 1962. This KPFA special broadcast featured a brief history of blacks in the United States with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement, audio from a Folkways recording narrated by influential writer Langston Hughes called The Glory of Negro History, and a statement by Mary McLeod Bethune – famed Educator, early civil rights activist, personal friend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the only Black woman present at the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 352 Malcolm X: Prospects for Freedom, Pt 2

Posted in Update on February 9th, 2013

In celebration of Black History Month, From the Vault presents the iconic Malcolm X speech “Prospects for Freedom” in its entirety (unedited) over two episodes. Recorded a month before his assassination in February 1965, this historic recording truly captures the essence of Malcolm X, as he describes his vision of what will drive Black action for civil rights in the coming years. “Prospects for Freedom” was originally recorded and produced by Charles Hobson on January 7, 1965, and remains one of Pacifica Radio’s greatest cultural audio treasures. Part two of two.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 351 Malcolm X: Prospects for Freedom, Pt 1

Posted in Update on February 1st, 2013

In celebration of Black History Month, From the Vault presents the iconic Malcolm X speech “Prospects for Freedom” in its entirety (unedited) over two episodes. Recorded a month before his assassination in February 1965, this historic recording truly captures the essence of Malcolm X, as he describes his vision of what will drive Black action for civil rights in the coming years. “Prospects for Freedom” was originally recorded and produced by Charles Hobson on January 7, 1965, and remains one of Pacifica Radio’s greatest cultural audio treasures. Part one of two.

From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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