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Radioactivity airs speech by Princeton professor Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor on racism in post-civil rights era listen

06/19/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: juneteenth, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, African American, racism, housing, Princeton. WMNF, Rob Lorei

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Today is Juneteenth, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the complete emancipation of African American slaves in 1865. We listen to a speech from Alternative Radio by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about the prevailing racism that continues to exist despite the gains made during the civil rights era of the 1960s, including the substandard housing issues many black people face. Keeanga Taylor is the Assistant Professor in the Center of African American Studies at Princeton University. Her rese...

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Tampa Bay's Juneteenth celebration and Michelle Alexander's new book THE NEW JIM CROW examines high incarceration rates for people of color listen

06/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: juneteenth, Rev. Willie Dixon, The New Jim Crow

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei shares an interview with Michelle Alexander where she discusses her new book THE NEW JIM CROW about the high rates of incarceration for people of color. The show also highlights a local Juneteenth event.

http://billmoyers.com/segment/michelle-alexander-locked-out-of-the-american-dream/

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the...

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The history behind Juneteenth and documentary, Freedom Summer details 10 important weeks of civil rights in 1964 listen

06/19/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: juneteenth, NIKKI GIOVANNI, GWENDOLYN ZOHARAH SIMMONS, Freedom Summer

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From a Woman's POV feels privileged for all of us to celebrate Juneteenth and to speak with NIKKI GIOVANNI on this day. It took months for the message of the proclamation to spread through the land, but as NIKKI GIOVANNI, the shows first guest, says in her poem “The American Vision of Abraham Lincoln on the Lincoln Memorial”

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Resting in the comfort of the statue Of the 16th president of the United States Missing An equally impressi...

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