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RECORDED 2/11/19

On this WBAI Fund Drive Edition of Talk Back – Vantage Point Radio we hear excerpts from this episode’s premium and commentary from the Professor Dr. Ron Daniels.

Black History Month Pacifica Radio Archives – 30 HOUR JUMP DRIVE

Our extensive Black History Month collection is now available in MP3 format on a 4GB Pacifica Radio Archives- “PRA” USB jump drive. Exclusive Pacifica Radio recordings include:

  1. The Black Panther Party – Bobby Seale and Huey Newton
    Bobby Seale and Huey Newton were the original founders of the Black Panther Party. (1:18:59)
  2. The Black Panther Party – H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, and Eldridge Cleaver
    Other well-known members of the Black Panther Party are interviewed by Pacifica Radio. (1:17:21)
  3. The Black Panther Party – Kathleen Cleaver and Elaine Brown
    Hear conversations with well-known women of the Black Panther Party. (1:10:39)
  4. The Black Panther Party – Police Actions
    Police raids of Black Panther headquarters in Oakland and Los Angeles end in gunfire. (1:18:24)
  5. The Black Panther Party – Trials and Tribulations
    Huey Newton, Panther 21 Jamal Joseph, and Richard Dharuba deal with jail and the court system. (1:07:12)
  6. The Black Panther Party – Legacy of the Panthers
    Angela Davis and Bobby Seale speak prior to a documentary on the Black Panther breakfast program. (1:10:02)
  7. Defining Black Power Pt 1
    Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin and Malcolm X, and Fannie Lou Hamer. (1:06:37)
  8. Defining Black Power Pt 2
    Angela Davis Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Kwame Toure, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1:13:51)
  9. Defining Black Power Pt 3
    Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, Maulauna Karenga, H. Rap Brown, Leroi Jones, and John Hope Franklin. (1:13:12)
  10. Dr. Cornel West – West is a professor of African American and Theological Studies at both Princeton and Harvard. (58:36)
  11. Odetta – Paying tribute to legendary singer Odetta for her work in American Roots and African American music. (58:59)
  12. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
    Angela Davis explores the musical influence of Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. (58:59)
  13. The Souls of Black Folk Pt 1 (58:47)
  14. The Souls of Black Folk Pt 2 (58:53)
    Alfre Woodard celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the publication of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois.
  15. Dick Gregory
    One of the first Black comedians to successfully joke about race to both White and Black audiences. (59:00)
  16. The Campus Campaign and Mumford High School
    High school students in Detroit are inspired to create art with Black History recordings from Pacifica. (58:55)
  17. George Jackson and the Soledad Brothers
    Jackson’s books written during his incarceration helped spark the Attica Prison riots and prison reform. (59:00)
  18. The Confessions of Nat Turner
    Author William Styron, James Baldwin, and Ossie Davis discuss the controversy behind this book. (59:14)
  19. Redefining Black Power in the Age of Obama Pt 1 (29:57)
  20. Redefining Black Power in the Age of Obama Pt 2 (29:59)
  21. Redefining Black Power in the Age of Obama Pt 3 (26:58)
    The dynamics of modern black issues in the context of historical figures like Rosa Parks and Dr. King.
  22. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pt 1
    On The Power Of Peaceful Persuasion, The Future of Integration (57:45)
  23. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pt 2
    We Want to be Free, Dimensions of a Complete Life (58:10)
  24. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pt 3
    America’s Chief Moral Dilemma (58:59)
  25. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pt 4
    But If Not, Men and Women In the Arts Concerned with Vietnam (58:59)
  26. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pt 5
    Domestic Urgencies vs. Military Costs, The Civil Rights Movement and its Goals for the Future, Memorial in Central Park for Martin Luther King, Jr. with Ossie Davis, Pete Seeger and others. (58:21)
  27. Collected Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer
    A collection of several speeches made by the Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, best known as a leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. (1:01:11)
  28. Nelson Mandela – The Noblest Son of Africa Pt 1 (59:31)
  29. Nelson Mandela – The Noblest Son of Africa Pt 2 (58:36)
    South Africans sharing their experiences of living with Nelson Mandela and the fight against apartheid.
  30. June Jordan-The voices of poet, activist, essayist, and teacher June Jordan. (58:16)

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The Vantage Point Radio Show is a weekly current affairs program hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus at York College City University of New York. The show is broadcast each Monday from 4-5PM on Pacifica Radio WBAI (99.5 FM) in collaboration with York College Radio.

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