Michael Edmonds wants us to remember the Freedom Summer of more than 40 years ago. Not as the narrative of a few charismatic leaders, but as the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of volunteers from all across the country.
What impact did Rosa Parks have on black womanhood? Find out on this special Pledge Drive edition of A Public Affair!
Jazz Musician Bobby Watson teams up with spoken word artist Glenn North to pay tribute to Martin Luther King and the forgotten message of the March on Washington.
Historical civil rights events, like the 1963 March on Washington, rooted in goals of needed radical social change, have become a part of our collective memories. On Monday October 21st, our host John Quinlan was joined by William Jones, a UW-Madison history professor, to discuss his book, The March on Washington” Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.
Today on Monday September 16th on APA we remembered the historical March on Washington in 1963 with some very special guests. Our host John Quinlan was joined by three distinguished community leaders–all lifelong advocates for civil rights and social justice, and all present at the 1963 March on Washington–reflect back on that historic day and its resonance with today. These guests were UMOJA publisher Milele Chikasa Anana, Wisconsin civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips, and social activist/physician Gene Farley.