Radio Chronicles

Radio Chronicles – January 14, 2007

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How is there going to be peace if there is no justice? In efforts to
promote justice for all, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pushed for peace
through direct action, social change, civil and human rights. Hear how
activist and educator Angela Davis was profoundly impacted by the 16th
Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham AL. How could Ossie Davis
speak so eloquently the day after Dr. King’s transition? What was Fammy
Lou Hamer’s role during the Civil Rights Movement? Sharing her husband’s
vision, Coretta Scott King spoke publicly on peace three weeks after the
assassination of Dr. King. Bay Area Attorney Charles Bonner, who grew up
in Alabama, was a student organizer and led demonstrations against the
injustices of racism and discrimination. Bonner recounts some of those
experiences. Berkeley Attorney Howard Moore, General Counsel for the
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Federation of Southern
Cooperatives, talks about the significance of social change. These are
the Voices for Peace and Social Change you hear today on the Radio
Chronicles, stories of ordinary folk caught up, in extraordinary times.
Music includes Peace (Jimmy Cliff), Upside Down (Gregory Isaacs), War (Bob
Marley), Putting Up Resistance (Beres Hammond and U-Roy), Choice of
Colours (Meditations), Greasy Oily Freedom (John McKay), How Long and
Why? (Eric Anders), In the Name of God (Brooks and Stockhauser), Better
Must Come (Mutabaruka), Pledge of Obedience (Soul of Norton Nation),
Swimming to the Other Side (Marika Partridge) and Give a Damn (Odetta).