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African Americans--Civil rights--History

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PRA Archive # Title Description Genre Broadcast Datesort descending
BB4541a Eldridge Cleaver At U.s.c.

Eldridge Cleaver At U.s.c...

BB4541b Eldridge Cleaver At U.s.c.

Eldridge Cleaver At U.s.c...

BB1722.01 Cops and robbers I: Police in the ghetto

Four youths from Hunters Point discuss police problems and suggest changes. Herb Kutchins of the...

KPFA 3 Aug 1968
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.
BB2250.05 Ron Dellums speaks (Episode 5 of 12)

Ron Dellums, Berkeley City Councilman outlines directions for change in American society at the...

KPFA, 1 Aug. 1969.
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.
BB1206 Education goals for ghetto schools

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

KPFA, 10 Dec. 1966.
BB2011 Free and brave / James Baldwin.

James Baldwin talks about American history from the Negro view. Recorded by Lorenz Graham at the...

KPFA, 10 May 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.
BB2250.09 Charles Garry speaks (Episode 9 of 12)

Attorney Charles Garry speaking on Black political and legal rights at the United Front Against...

KPFA, 11 Aug. 1969.
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.
BC0618 Injustices in our legal system today / Charles Garry

Charles Garry, attorney for the Black Panther Party and other counter culture movements, speaks...

KPFA, 11 Nov. 1971, 17 Jan. 1972
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.
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.
BB0225 Children of McComb

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

KPFA, 12 Feb. 1962.
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.
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.
BB2250.12 Religion vs. fascism seminar (Episode 12 of 12)

Portions of the Religion versus Fascism seminar held on Saturday, July 20, 1969 at Bobby Hutton...

KPFA, 13 Aug. 1969 and 21 Nov. 1969.
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.
BB5460 Eldridge Cleaver's release / Charles Garry.

Actuality of the press conference held following Black Panther Party leader Cleaver's...

KPFA, 13 June 1968.
BC0226 The Last Poets : live at the Harding Theatre

This recording of the Last Poets performing live at the Harding Theatre in San Francisco on...

KPFA, 14 June 1971.
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.
BB1784.02 El Pueblo follow up : the social worker teach-in. KPFA, 14 Sept. 1968.
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.
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.
BB1773 X-ray procedures and Black people

Chester Aaron, chief technologist of the X-ray department at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley,...

KPFA, 16 Jun. 1968
BB1721.03 Conference on racism in the law ; no.3: Language and appearance as factors in legal proceedings

On May 4, 1968, nine Bay Area legal organizations sponsored a conference on "Racism in the...

KPFA, 17 Aug 1968.
BC0923 The trial of the San Quentin six

Documentary on the six Black and Chicano prisoners who, following George Jackson's death,...

KPFA, 17 Aug. 1972.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BB1725 An integrated project in Georgia

Charles M. Sherrod, director of the Southwest Georgia Project, and Joe Pfister, a University of...

KPFA, 17 May 1968.
BB4136 Charlene Mitchell on Angela Davis's indictment

Charlene Mitchell is interviewed about the decisions Angela Davis made, including speaking out...

KPFA, 18 Jan. 1971.
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.
BB1774 Inside the Ku Klux Klan for the FBI

A talk by Reverend Delmar Dennis of Meridian, Mississippi, given July 30, 1968 under the...

KPFA, 19 Aug. 1968.
BB1777 The White man's stake in Black liberation

Carl Braden of the Southern Conference Educational Fund speaking in support of racial equality...

KPFA, 19 Dec. 1968.
BB1466 An educator's credo

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

KPFA, 19 Mar. 1968.
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.
BB1587 Challenge to Negro leadership : the case of Robert Williams

In the thirty spare minutes before the next broadcast, KPFA host Chris Koch reads aloud the...

KPFA, 1961.
BB5466 Huey Newton's birthday party

On February 16, 1969 at the Berkeley Community Theatre, a large crowd celebrated the birthday of...

KPFA, 1969-05-25
BB5410 Eldridge Cleaver in Algiers.

Talk on the Black Panther Party.

KPFA, 1971.
BC0669 The end of the Soledad Brothers trial

Documentary on the trial and verdict of the two surviving Soledad brothers. John Clutchette and...

KPFA, 1972-05-01.
BC0642 Dear Angela: James Baldwin on Angela Davis

James Baldwin talks with Joe Walker (1934-2007), editor of the Nation of Islam's newspaper...

KPFA, 1972.
BC0986 Cecil Williams and Angela Davis speak

This is a recording made at an outdoor rally somewhere in the Bay Area in 1972, featuring...

American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination KPFA, 1972.
BC1523 Folsom prison, where people die like flies / Warren Wells interviewed by Mark Schwartz

Former Black Panther Warren Wells talks about the Panthers' abandonment of the "prison...

KPFA, 1973-06-04, 1973-08-09, 1973-08-14
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.
BB2318 Eldridge Cleaver from outer space

Eldridge Cleaver, exiled Black Panther Party leader, gives a speech from somewhere in the Third...

KPFA, 2 July 1969; 30 Sept. 1969
BB1640 Dr. Herbert Aptheker discusses DuBois

Dr. Herbert Aptheker, Marxist writer and historian, in a speech on Dr. W. E. B. DuBois,...

KPFA, 2 may 1968.
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.
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.
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.
BC0646 The sister's been doing her homework / Betty Shabazz

Mrs. Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997), educator, activist, and wife of Malcolm X,...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Activists, American Women -- Relatives of notable men KPFA, 20 May 1971.
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.
BC0239.03 San Quentin press conference

This recording begins with the reporter narrating the scene at San Quentin prison, such as...

KPFA, 21 Aug. 1971.
BC0239.04 Roundtable discussion

Al Silbowitz moderates a panel of reporters who had been at San Quentin and at Marin General...

KPFA, 21 Aug. 1971.
BB1480 Has the world changed?

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

KPFA, 21 Feb. 1968.
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.
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.
BC0239.07 Mrs. Georgia Jackson

George Jackson's mother speaks out about the killing of her son on August 22, 1971, the day...

KPFA, 22 Aug. 1971.
BC0239.05A Roland Young, Seale, Craven on George Jackson (Part 1 of 2)

Roland Young moderates a discussion between Bobby Seale and Carolyn Craven on the implications...

KPFA, 22 Aug. 1971.
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.
BB1778 The California gold rush and Black immigration

African American amateur historian Elena Albert discusses the immigration of Blacks to...

KPFA, 22 May 1968.
BB2250.08 Ericka Huggins' statement read by Elaine Brown (Episode 8 of 12)

Elaine Brown reading a statement by Ericka Huggins of the Connecticut Black Panthers at the...

KPFA, 22 Nov. 1969.
BB2250.07 Preacher-man speaks (Episode 7 of 12)

Preacher-Man, field secretary of the Young Patriots in Chicago, talks about the rights of Blacks...

KPFA, 22 Nov. 1969.
BB2365B Sproul Hall sit-in documentation 1968 (Part 2 of 2)

Actuality of the anti-racism demonstration at the Berkeley campus. In the fall of 1968, students...

KPFA, 22 Oct. 1968.
BB2365A Sproul Hall sit-in documentation 1968 (Part 1 of 2)

Actuality of the anti-racism demonstration at the Berkeley campus. In the fall of 1968, students...

KPFA, 22 Oct. 1968.
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.
BB0440.06 Race: an absurd classification

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

KPFA, 23 Aug. 1964.
BC0239.08A Press conference at San Quentin (Part 1 of 2)

This recording begins with interviews with George Jackson's mother Georgia Jackson, and...

KPFA, 23 Aug. 1971.
BC0239.08B Press conference at San Quentin (Part 2 of 2)

Continuation of the press conference held at San Quentin the day after George Jackson was shot...

KPFA, 23 Aug. 1971.
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.
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
BB1775 Mississippi today

In this interview with Paul Brest, who was an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and...

KPFA, 23 July 1968.
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.
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.
BB1830 Whitney Young on civil rights

Whitney Young Jr., executive director of the Urban League, speaking on civil rights at the 28th...

KPFA, 24 Aug. 1968.
BB0158 My poetry, my life

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

KPFA, 24 Jan. 1959.
BB2250.10 People's health and fascism (Episode 10 of 12)

Dr. Richard Fine of the Medical Committee for Human Rights speaks on the health danger of a...

KPFA, 24 Nov. 1969.
BB2250.11 Terry Cooper speaks (Episode 11 of 12)

Terry Cooper speaking at Bobby Hutton Memorial Park on July 20, 1969 on Black political activity...

KPFA, 24 Nov. 1969.
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.
BB1817 The church and Berkeley School integration

This is a special radio panel discussion regarding the role of organized religion in the...

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Note from box cover: "Beauchamp pronounced Bee'-chum"

KPFA, 25 June 1968.
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.
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.
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.
BB5464 Black studies at San Francisco State : Clarence Thomas interviewed by Mike Traugott

In this recording, Michael Traugott interviews Clarence Thomas, student coordinator of the Black...

KPFA, 28 Oct. 1969, 1969-12-06
BB1311 James Bevel on Black power

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

KPFA, 29 Oct. 1966.
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.
BB2250.04 William Kunstler speaks (Episode 4 of 12)

Militant speech on the need for radical change in America. Bill Kunstler, one of the lawyers...

KPFA, 30 July 1969.
BB1709 Stokely Carmichael on Black Power

Speech given by the chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, Stokely...

KPFA, 30 Oct. 1966.
BC0968 A chicken in every bag : the Black Community Survival Conference.

Report and actuality of the Black Community Survival Conference held by the Black Panthers at...

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Box cover says, "Return to Yolande De Freitas or Mitch Green," and "Ride Levels...

KPFA, 31 Mar. 1972.
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.
BB2250.06 Jeff Jones speaks (Episode 6 of 12)

Jeff Jones of Students for a Democratic Society outlines the changes needed in American society...

KPFA, 4 Aug. 1969.
BC1267 To mourn Fred Hampton is to move forward for the people / Elaine Brown ; interviewed by Larry Bensky.

Representative from the Black Panther Party Central Headquarters in Oakland discusses the growth...

KPFA, 4 Dec. 1972.
BB0210 Kidnapping in North Carolina

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

KPFA, 4 May 1962.
BC1211 Whose freedom next? / Tom Wicker

This is a recording of the 1972 Carlos Kelly McClatchy Memorial Lecture "Whose freedom next...

KPFA, 5 Feb. 1973.
BB2130 On busing : Richmond School Board, December 18, 1968

A recording of the dramatic meeting of the Richmond Unified School Board in which compulsory...

KPFA, 5 Jan. 1969.
BB0897 The New equality

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

KPFA, 6 Aug. 1964.
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.
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