Archive for February, 2018

FTV 577 W.E.B. Dubois: 100 Years of The Souls of Black Folk (Part One)

Posted in Update on February 16th, 2018

This week on From the Vault, we kick off 2018 Black History Month by featuring rare recordings of one of America’s greatest intellectuals, W.E.B. DuBois. In 2003, The Pacifica Radio Archives celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the publication of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois with a two hour special tribute narrated by actress Alfre Woodard, with thoughts from Congresswomen Diane Watson (D-CA) and Maxine Waters(D-CA), author Playthell Benjamin, historian Acie Byrd, and author Dr. Gerald Horne. We hope you enjoy revisiting the first half of this beautifully-produced survey of academic, political, and artistic contributions of author and social leader W.E.B DuBois.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

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.

FTV 576 Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace

Posted in Update on February 1st, 2018

This week on From the Vault we speak with musicians Frank “Bulldog” Aragon and David Gomez about recording the album Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace for the inaugural Pacifica Radio Archives National Broadcast in November 2002. Set to audio tracks drawn from the storied collection of the Pacifica Radio Archives, Say it Loud is tapestry of original rhythm and melody weaving a journey into the annals of history, celebrating the likes of Muhammad Ali, Angela Davis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Thich Nhat Hanh, Greg Palast, Lily Tomlin, Huey Newton, Cesar Chavez, Delores Huerta, Rosa Parks, Paul Robeson, Malcom X, James Baldwin, John Coltrane, and many more. Say it Loud: New Songs for Peace was the brainchild of the artist collective known as Polemic Consortium, founded by David Gomez, Frank Aragon, and Mark Torres.

From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

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.