articles tagged "civil rights"

Bobby Watson Wants You to Hear MLK’s Real Message

Monday, 20 January 2014 | buzz
Bobby Watson playing saxophone

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. more »

WORT Celebrates MLK Day With Live Broadcasts

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 | Molly Stentz

Monday, January 20th is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – a day to remember the profound contributions of not only one individual, but the social movements behind him. WORT will broadcast local ceremonies honoring the life and legacy of MLK at noon and 6pm. more »

Defining the Struggle

Monday, 9 December 2013 | A Public Affair
Defining the Struggle cover

On Monday December 9th, our host John Quinlan was joined by Susan Carle, author of “Defining the Struggle:National Organizing for Racial Justice 1880-1910″ to discuss how she counters traditional histories that often identify this as a period of stagnation for civil rights, instead pointing to many groups and individuals who laid the foundation for what was to come. more »

The March on Washington

Monday, 21 October 2013 | A Public Affair
Cover 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. more »

Are We Really A Colorblind Society?

Thursday, 18 July 2013 | A Public Affair
Treyvon Martin

On the Thursday July 18th show, host Allen Ruff interviewed Will Williams about the Trayvon Martin killing and the Zimmerman acquittal. more »

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