We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 with newly discovered and restored broadcasts, now exclusively available from Pacifica Radio Archives.  Reporters form KPFA in Berkeley and WBAI in New York City travelled to Mississippi to bear witness to the events as early as 1960, through the summer of 1965.  Show your support for Pacifica Radio's proud broadcasting legacy by making a tax-deductible donation to Pacifica Radio Archives - we'll send you a commemorative compilation of historic recordings from this important era for your personal collection.

Listen to an excerpt from The Mississippi Delta, produced by Dale Minor in 1964

Explore the Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 MP3 compilation and make a donation!


From the Vault 428: The Ku Klux Klan, Race, and Prejudice in America

This week on From the Vault we tackle the topic of Race and Prejudice through a few recording that will hopefully shed a little light on how generalizations on this very sensitive subject cannot possibly account for the subtleties involved.

At the center of this discussion will be three people from the South who each play an important role in this discussion. Like many of the recordings in our collection you probably haven t heard their names before, but their actions are significant and deserve a place in history and in our current National Discussion on Race, Racism and Prejudice today.

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Wrapping up GRAMMY Foundation Grant work

The Pacifica Radio Archives thanks the GRAMMY Foundation for its assistance in funding our preservation of two terrific series of historical radio programs from WBAI-FM: The Free Music Store, an eclectic free concert series from the 1970s, and the Mind's Eye Theatre, WBAI's unique experiment in radio theatre from the late 1960's. Everything in our vaults from these two series has now officially been digitized and will be available as a pledge gift during our upcoming annual Pacifica Radio Archives Fund Drive!