Archives: Civil Rights

Civil Rights Through Children’s Literature

From the time she was a little girl, Mahalia Jackson was singing songs of freedom. And then she met Martin Luther King, a man whose spoken words have come to define American civil rights. This hour, we’ll talk about a children’s book that illustrates their partnership, and discuss how books can teach kids the tumultuous history of race and equality

The Life of Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin probably is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But he was nearly marginalized as the organizer and later silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from jobs because he also was an openly gay man. This hour we’ll talk about Rustin, and the documentary chronicling his remarkable life.

Civil Rights Through Children’s Literature

From the time she was little, Mahalia Jackson was singing songs of freedom. And then she met Martin Luther King, a man whose spoken words have come to define American civil rights. This hour, we’ll talk about a children’s book that illustrates their partnership, and talk about how books can teach kids the tumultuous history of race and equality.

The Life of Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin probably is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But Rustin was nearly marginalized as the organizer and later silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from jobs because he also was an openly gay man. On this hour, we’ll talk about the life of this civil rights pioneer.

Jobs and Freedom: A New Look at the March on Washington

Fifty years go, hundreds of thousands gathered for The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty years later, minorities still face disproportionately high unemployment. This hour we’ll talk about a new book that highlights the innumerable contributions of a trade union leader who fought workplace discrimination and engineered the protest.

The Butler Did It: Serving the White House from Truman to Reagan

Eugene Allen spent 36 years in the White House, planning dinners and serving heads of state, but when he started in 1952, he couldn’t use the public rest rooms in his native Virginia. This hour we’ll talk to Allen’s biographer about a man who nourished some of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and lived to see the first black president.

The Life of Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin probably is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But Rustin was nearly marginalized as the organizer and later silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from jobs because he also was an openly gay man. On this hour, we’ll talk about the life of this civil rights pioneer

Clarence Jones and MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Clarence Jones, draft speech writer and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., talks about Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Clarence Jones and MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Clarence Jones, draft speech writer and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., talks about Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

The History of the Civil Rights Movement

A discussion about how Civil Rights history is told and understood.