TUNE IN for a mix of poetry, politics and PLENTY OF MUSIC to celebrate BLAK HISTORY MONTH! Speical thanks to ROSE ROBINSON--better known as the BLueslady, for asking me to host this Time Machine special! Lydia Howell, host of KFAI's CATALSYT, Fridays,11am
***Check out FIND OUT MORE after show description below)
From poet LANGSTON HUGHES in Paris (with some great jazz!) to the roots of the blues in enduring slavery and segregation in the South; to the Great MIgrations from the South after WWI to the 1950s, creating great music & poetry along the way. Hear the songs of resistanc (SOUL MUSIC & more!)--with voices of ginats: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, MALCOM X and contemporary Pennsyvania death row dissdient journalist MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. From the 1960s Black Arts Movement to the Black Panthers. Struggle & survival in literature and protest...with blues, jazz, folk, fusions and spoken word/hip hop. Featuring the new works by Minneapolis' own KFAI's co-hosts of Tehuti: SHA CAGE and EG BAILY, who has a new cd AMERICAN AFRIKAN.
A collage of history and inspiration... produced and hosted by LYDIA HOWELL, host of KFAI's Catalyst:politics & culture, Fridays, 11am.
FIND OUT MORE! LYDIA'S PICKS on BLACK HISTORY You Didn't Learn In School:
BLUES PEOPLE by Leroi Jones:Classic work of the history/politicals of the blues by Black Arts Movement poet Leroi Jones (now known as Amira Baraka)
THE DEBT by Randall Robinson: Did you know that enslaved African-Americans built the White House? Robinson's hidden history of slavery and the wealth it created for white Americans and Cororoations.
WE WANT FREEDOM (Black Panthers) by Mumia Abu-Jaama;the Pennsylvania death row dissident journalist (who joined the Black Pnathers at age 14 in 1969) tells the history of this much misunderstood organzation
MARTIN LUTHER KING JRL 3 volume biography by TAYLOR BRANCH
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X by Alex Haley Classic self-transoformation: from petty criminal who spent 7 years in prison to international leader for freedom
RISIGN FROM THE RAILS by Larry Tye A history of the Pullman Car Porters and their labor fight. Inspiring!
ABOLITION DEMOCRACY by Angela Davis; a 21st vision of re-newed democracy in the US---by chalenging the prison system, which is the largest on Earth
RACE MATTERS by Cornel West. Thoughtful essays by one of our contemporary giants of democracy and anti-racism