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African Americans--Civil rights--History

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AZ0074A Nine years later: a Black panel on racism and civil rights since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. part 1

Large panel discussion on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. King Jr.'s...

KPFA, 4 Apr. 1977
AZ0074B Nine years later: a Black panel on racism and civil rights since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. part 2

Large panel discussion on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. King Jr.'s...

KPFA, 4 Apr. 1977
AZ0090 Ben Hooks interview / produced by Fruit Punch Collective.

Benjamin Hooks, head of the NAACP and first African-American FCC commissioner, is interviewed by...

KPFA, Apr. 1977.
AZ0138 Ben Chavis and the Wilmington 10 / Elizabeth Chavis and Helen Othow interviewed by Angela Davis

Angela Davis interviews Mrs. Elizabeth Chavis and Dr. Helen Othow, the mother and sister of the...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KPFA, November 28, 1977
AZ1025 Herbert Marcuse and Angela Davis at Berkeley

Excerpt from a rally at University of California Berkeley featuring speeches by philosopher and...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination 1969?.
BB0060 The long road / Frank Wilkinson interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson

Civil rights leader tells about his life and work.

KPFA Folio note, April 10-23, 1961, p...

KPFA, 12 Apr. 1961.
BB0115 On the power of peaceful persuasion speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. on the use of nonviolence in the civil rights movement...

KPFA, 1 Aug. 1957.
BB0116 The unions and discrimination

This is a recording of the floor debate at the 1959 National AFL-CIO convention regarding a...

KPFA, 31 Oct. 1959.
BB0117 The sit-ins and the New South

Priscilla Stephens, winner of the Gandhi Award from the National Congress of Racial Equality...

KPFA, 12 Sept. 1960.
BB0118 Lunch counters and jails

W. H. Larkin, a member of the Congress of Racial Equality discusses the reasons for and...

KPFA, 3 June 1960.
BB0119 The Negro lawyer in the South

James R. Walker, Jr. of the North Carolina Bar speaks before the session devoted to the lawyer...

KPFA, 14 Oct. 1960.
BB0158 My poetry, my life

Langston Hughes speaks to a live audience, interspersing stories from his life, including his...

KPFA, 24 Jan. 1959.
BB0170 How to be sane though negro

San Francisco State semanticist (not African American) Dr. S. I. Hayakawa discusses the problem...

KPFA, 23 Feb. 1958. First broadcast August 9, 1956.
BB0196 Let's all join the fight for freedom

Reverend Ralph Abernathy, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader who rose to...

KPFA, 9 June 1962.
BB0209 Negro-white relations in the United States (Episode 1 of 4)

Part one of a four-part series wherein the producers present material from the Pacifica Archives...

KPFA, 22 May 1962.
BB0210 Kidnapping in North Carolina

A rebroadcast of Elsa Knight Thompson's and Mike Tigar's Eleventh Hour interview [May...

KPFA, 4 May 1962.
BB0215A Special program commemorating Negro History Week (Part 1 of 2)

Special program in honor of Negro History Week produced by Elsa Knight Thompson and Mike Tigar....

KPFA, 16 Feb. 1962
BB0215B Special program commemorating Negro History Week (Part 2 of 2)

Special program in honor of Negro History Week produced by Elsa Knight Thompson and Mike Tigar....

KPFA, 16 Feb. 1962
BB0225 Children of McComb

A talk with Thomas Hayden and Robert Zellner (field secretaries of the Student Nonviolent...

KPFA, 12 Feb. 1962.
BB0235 Race rebuilding and the renewal of life

Architect and Architectural Forum editor Allan Temko discusses desegregated and affordable...

KPFA, 21 Apr. 1962.
BB0244A An interview with Robert Williams (Part 1)

Part one of Robert Williams being interviewed by Marc Schleifer in Cuba in March 1962. Williams...

KPFA, 4 July 1962.
BB0244B An interview with Robert Williams (Part 2)

Part two of Marc Schleifer's interview with Robert Williams conducted in Cuba in March 1962...

KPFA, 4 July 1962.
BB0249 The battle is not yet won

Ronnie Moore is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson in this recording. The student activist...

KPFA, 22 Mar. 1962. First Folio mention April 30, 1962.
BB0270 Walk to freedom

A documentary on Albany, Georgia, featuring field recordings made by Guy Carawan and Alan Lomax...

KPFA, 1962-06-22
BB0274 Segregation and the law

In this recording, Elsa Knight Thompson and attorney Alex Hoffman interview attorney Len Holt....

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Additional notes from tape box:
He tells about how difficult it is for a Black to get a...

KPFA, 17 July 1962.
BB0316 Growth of the Black Muslim movement in the U.S. / C. Eric Lincoln.

Scholar and minister C. Eric Lincoln delivers a speech on the growing black nationalist movement...

KPFA, 6 Dec. 1962.
BB0351 Martin Luther King, Jr. letter from a Birmingham jail

The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement of April 16, 1963, addressed to his “fellow...

KPFA, 16 July 1963. First broadcast 1963-08-18.
BB0358 Report from the south - James Bevel

In the summer of 1963, KPFA, KPFK, and WBAI scheduled regular hours for news updates "from...

KPFA, 14 Aug. 1963
BB0388 Reverend Wyatt T. Walker

This is a three-part program on Administrative director of the Southern Christian Leadership...

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KPFA allowed for several "open hours" in their schedule every month, which they...

KPFA, 28 May 1963.
BB0392 Beyond the Black metropolis

Sociologist and author Horace Cayton interviewed by Jack Nessel. Discussion of the status of...

KPFA, 4 Nov. 1963. Repeat of original broadcast on 28 Oct. 1963.
BB0416 Louis Lomax in San Francisco

Louis E. Lomax addresses a rally in San Francisco in late August 1963 of the United San...

KPFA, 20 Aug. 1963.
BB0440.01A Early civil rights movement: a mid-century inventory (Part 1 of 2)

The first in a series of ten lectures delivered by distinguished professors from around the...

KPFA, 28 July 1964. KPFA Folio lists 30 July 1964.
BB0440.01B Early civil rights movement: a mid-century inventory (Part 2 of 2)

The KPFA programmers found themselves with time left in their allotted slot after John Hope...

KPFA, 28 Jul. 1964
BB0440.02 Africa and the new identity

Harold Isaacs, Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Studies at MIT,...

KPFA, 2 Aug. 1964.
BB0440.03A The first emancipation (Part 1 of 2)

Stanley Elkins, associate professor of history at Smith College and the author of “The First...

KPFA, 6 Aug. 1964.
BB0440.03B The first emancipation (Part 2 of 2)

The KPFA programmers once again found themselves with time left in their allotted slot after...

KPFA, 6 Aug. 1964.
BB0440.04 Emerging patterns of discrimination

Leon Litwack is a historian, associate professor of history at University of Wisconsin, author...

KPFA, 9 Aug. 1964.
BB0440.05 Social consequences of discrimination

Historian and author Peter I. Rose delivers a talk on the social turmoil caused by...

KPFA, 16 Aug. 1964.
BB0440.06 Race: an absurd classification

This is a recording of William McCord, associate professor of sociology at Stanford University,...

KPFA, 23 Aug. 1964.
BB0440.07 The Image of America and the Negro abroad

St. Clair Drake, professor of sociology and head of the department of African Affairs at...

KPFA, 6 Sept. 1964.
BB0451 Introduction to the Garner case (Episode 2, Part 1 of 3)

This recording features Harry Kalven, Jr., of the University of Chicago Law School, and a panel...

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Sound quality is poor and fluctuates wildly for the first five minutes of the recording.

KPFA, 16 Feb. 1964.
BB0460 The Garner case (Episode 4, Part 3 of 3)

This is the third and concluding episode on the Garner vs. Louisiana case, and the fourth of 13...

KPFA, 23 Jan. 1964. First in KPFA Folio 1964-02-18
BB0466 The San Francisco human rights march

This is a recording of the speeches given at a rally of 35,000 people at the Republican National...

KPFA, 13 July 1964.
BB0467 The Civil rights lawyer in the South

Thom Hurwitz interviews three lawyers who work for the NAACP National Legal Defense and...

WBAI, 27 Aug. 1964.
BB0469 The Courts : correlations and contradictions

This is a recording of San Francisco attorney Howard Nemerovski in a studio recording of a talk...

KPFA, 21 Aug. 1964.
BB0471 Affirmative discrimination : schools (Episode 5)

Edwin E. Dunaway, former Supreme Court Justice of the state of Arkansas, leads a staff...

KPFA, 27 Feb. 1964.
BB0472 Affirmative discrimination : jobs (Episode 6)

Conclusion of a discussion between Edwin E. Dunaway and the staff of the Center for the Study of...

KPFA, 5 Mar. 1964.
BB0473 Quotas for negroes: insult or compensation? (Episode 7)

This is a recording of one of six panel discussions held at the Center for the Study of...

KPFA, 19 Mar. 1964.
BB0482 Philistinism and the Negro writer

Poet and playwright LeRoi Jones (a.k.a. Amiri Baraka) delivers a speech at the Negro Writers...

KPFA, 7 Aug. 1964. First KPFA broadcast 1964-09-30
BB0505 Memorial service for James Chaney

Actuality of a service for a slain civil rights worker, James Chaney, held in his home town in...

KPFA, 28 Aug. 1964.
BB0509 Race, class, and politics

C. Wilson Record, professor of sociology at Sacramento State College and race relations...

KPFA, 5 Sept. 1964.
BB0520.05 Gandhi invades the South / Edward Keating, Ira Sandperl, and Roy Kepler.

The panel discusses the use of nonviolence by Southern Blacks in the Civil Rights movement. This...

KPFA, 13 Oct. 1965.
BB0534 Paul Robeson : world citizen / interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson and Harold Winkler.

Paul Robeson, noted actor and political activist, relates his personal history and views in this...

KPFA, 8 Feb. 1958. First in KPFA Folio, 1958-03-06.
BB0566 Commentary of a Black Southern busrider / Rosa Parks

Discussion of Rosa Park's refusal to give up her seat to a white man and the resulting bus...

KPFA, 20 Dec. 1962.
BB0572 Commentary on Negro delinquents

Talk on the problems facing Black youths.

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Previously listed as BB0572.03

KPFA, 6 Dec. 1962.
BB0632 A conversation with James Baldwin

Elsa Knight Thompson and John Leonard, Director of literature and drama, talk with the author of...

KPFA, 6 June 1963.
BB0637 100 years of freedom / James Baldwin.

James Baldwin gives a talk at the University of California at Berkeley on the fight for Black...

KPFA, 17 May 1963.
BB0641 Living and growing in a white world

The author of Fire next time speaks to the students of Castlemont High School, a...

KPFA, 23 June 1963.
BB0718A The articulators of the Negro revolt (Part 1 of 2)

Part one of a documentary prepared for the CBC (Canada) and ABC (Australia) by Colin D. Edwards...

KPFA, 14 Apr. 1965.
BB0718B The articulators of the Negro revolt (Part 2 of 2)

Part two of a documentary prepared for the CBC (Canada) and ABC (Australia) by Colin D. Edwards...

KPFA, 14 Apr. 1965.
BB0720 Stokely Carmichael interview

Discussion with Stokely Carmichael of the Civil Rights movement and the growing participation of...

KPFA, 21 Apr. 1966.
BB0826 Ralph Gleason interviewing Dick Gregory

Humorist and writer Dick Gregory discusses his participation in the Civil Rights movement. Ralph...

KPFA, 23 June 1963.
BB0836A Memorial for Lady Day (Part 1 of 2)

Pauline Jones reads from Billie Holiday's autobiography, with recorded songs by Holiday...

KPFA, 17 July 1963.
BB0836B Memorial for Lady Day (Part 2 of 2)

Pauline Jones reads from Billie Holiday's autobiography, with recorded songs by Holiday...

KPFA, 17 July 1963.
BB0838 Baldwin at the Masonic Temple

James Baldwin delivering one of the talks, on his hopes and plans for changing the modern world...

KPFA, 11 June 1963.
BB0873 After the murder of four children

After the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963...

KPFA, 10 Nov. 1963.
BB0882 Symposium on Richard Wright

Herbert Hill, Horace Cayton, Arna Bontemps, and Saunders Redding, who all knew Richard Wright...

KPFA, 20 Jan. 1965. First KPFA broadcast 1964-09-28.
BB0884 The Wonderful world of law and order

Actor-playwright Ossie Davis at the conference "The Negro writer in the United States,...

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"The Negro writer in the United States" was a five-day seminar hosted by the...

KPFA, 1964-10-01
BB0896 An organ for protest : the Negro press

Hoyt Fuller of the Negro Digest, Louise Meriwether of the Los Angeles Sentinel, Bettye Hughes of...

KPFA, 8 Aug. 1964.
BB0897 The New equality

Late in the evening of the second day of the Asilomar conference, Al Silbowitz moderated this...

KPFA, 6 Aug. 1964.
BB0898 Ideological forces in the work of Negro writers

Horace Cayton delivers a talk on the influence of Marxism, psychoanalysis, Negritude, and...

KPFA, 15 Aug. 1964.
BB0899 The writer in contemporary American society

Talk by Harvey Swados on the role of Black authors in American society given at "The Negro...

KPFA, 27 Sept. 1964.
BB0900 The tradition of Negro writing

Talk by Saunders Redding on the history of Black literature from caricature to protest to...

KPFA, 21 Sept. 1964.
BB0921 Lena Horne / interviewed by Gene De Alessi.

"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, 12 Apr. 1966.
BB1070 The Negro writer in America

On the second day of the Negro writers' conference held at Asilomar, KPFA reporters Kenneth...

KPFA, 6 Aug. 1964.
BB1071 What the Negro writer is not saying / Nat Hentoff.

Jazz critic and author Nat Hentoff speaks on the contradictions in American Black writing. At...

KPFA, 22 Sept. 1964.
BB1073 Tell it like it is: the young Negro writer

Poet and commentator LeRoi Jones (a.k.a. Amiri Baraka) discusses the prospects for the emerging...

KPFA, 23 June 1965. First KPFA broadcast 1964-09-24.
BB1187 An anthology of Negro poets

Selected readings by the authors from the works of Black poets; Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown...

KPFA, 1954-12-06.
BB1195 America's chief moral dilemma / Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King, Jr. gives a speech about the immoral consequence of the U.S. involvement in...

KPFA, 17 May 1967.
BB1206 Education goals for ghetto schools

Superintendent of Berkeley Public Schools Dr. Neil Sullivan talks on the problems of...

KPFA, 10 Dec. 1966.
BB1217 The Negro heritage in American history

Paul F. Lawrence, Associate Superintendent for Higher Education, California Department of...

KPFA, 3 May 1966.
BB1230 The Civil rights movement and its goals of the future / Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the student body at Stanford University with his speech "...

KPFA, 18 June 1967.
BB1268 The Berkeley schools desegregate / produced by Lou Hartman.

A special report on the Berkeley school system, which became one of the first in California to...

KPFA, 21 Sept. 1967.
BB1309 Conditions in the Oakland ghetto

Mark Comfort, president of the Oakland Direct Action Committee, and member Ronald Stevens...

KPFA, 7 Aug. 1967.
BB1311 James Bevel on Black power

Reverend James Bevel of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference speaks on non-violence and...

KPFA, 29 Oct. 1966.
BB1323A C.O.R.E.'s 24th National Convention, June 30, 1967 (Part 1 of 2)

Comedian Dick Gregory, boxer Muhammad Ali, and Donald Warren, head of the Afro-American...

KPFA, 2 Sept. 1967.
BB1323B C.O.R.E.'s 24th National Convention, June 30, 1967 (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second half of the rally that was the opening session of the Congress of Racial...

KPFA, 2 Sept. 1967.
BB1331 Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King (1927 - 2006) delivers a speech on the civil rights movement at a peace march...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Relatives of notable men, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KPFA, 27 Apr. 1968.
BB1349A John Hope Franklin interviewed by William Swanberg (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. John Hope Franklin, author and professor of history at the University of Chicago, discusses...

KPFA, 3 Feb. 1971. First KPFA airing 1966-02-03.
BB1349B John Hope Franklin interviewed by William Swanberg (Part 2 of 2)

The conclusion of William Swanberg's interview with Dr. John Hope Franklin, author and...

KPFA, 3 Feb. 1966
BB1407 Fannie Lou Hamer interview

Colin Edwards interviews Fannie Lou Hamer, candidate for Congress and member of the Executive...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KPFA, 24 Sept. 1965.
BB1466 An educator's credo

Dr. Neil Sullivan, superintendent of the Berkeley schools, discusses his view of school...

KPFA, 19 Mar. 1968.
BB1474 Eavesdropping along the Mason-Dixon line

Anne Braden of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, talks informally with a number of young...

KPFA, 2 Feb. 1968. First KPFA Folio mention 1968-03-02.
BB1479 Adam Clayton Powell in Berkeley

Adam Clayton Powell delivers a speech to 4,000 students in the lower plaza of the Student Union...

KPFA, 12 Jan. 1968 and 31 Mar. 1968.
BB1480 Has the world changed?

Attorney William L. Patterson (also known as Mr. Civil Rights) discusses with Elsa Knight...

KPFA, 21 Feb. 1968.
BB1515 A Negro votes

Loren Miller, attorney, publisher, and cochair of the West Coast legal committee of the National...

KPFA, 21 Apr. 1959. KPFK, 1959-07-30.
BB1523 The Virginia "freedom of choice" school plan / Leon Dure ; interviewed by Ray Niblack

Discussion of Virginia's school desegregation plan and whether or not it complies with the...

KPFA, 10 Apr. 1961.
BB1525 The Walking Negroes of Montgomery / Robert Schutz, Reverend L. Roy Bennett.

Robert Schutz interviews Rev. L. Roy Bennett, formerly of Montgomery, Alabama, now minister...

KPFA, 10 Jan. 1957.
BB1540 On freedom road / by Reverend Ralph Abernathy.

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy speaking at a rally following the opening of lunch counters to Negroes...

KPFK, 6 Nov. 1960. KPFA, 10 Nov. 1960.
BB1557A Report From Los Angeles (Part 1 of 2)

A documentary of the violence and looting in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, prepared...

KPFA 1965-10-10
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