The Sixties: Counter Culture
It’s the sixties and counter-culture on the Radio Chronicles. Genève Tisdale, one of the first African Americans to be served at a previously all white lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina; author Ken Keesey becomes a participate in a government drug experiment; several developing countries gain independence; Tony Bennett receives best solo vocal performance for I Left My Heart in San Francisco; Medgar Evers becomes NAACP’s Field Secretary; the first March on Washington occurs; U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson; Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara give an informal presse conference at the Cuban Mission in New York City; sit-ins at U.C. Berkeley; Malcolm X, Black Nationalist and founder of the Organisation of African Unity is shot to death; Ernesto Miranda’s right against self-incrimination is upheld; Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass earn song of the year with A Taste of Honey; KPFA Morning Show co-host Phillip Maldari reflects on his experience; self-identified Anarchist Abbey Hoffman speaks out; the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated; riots erupt on Haight Street in San Francisco; and Sean, a four year old at the time, acknowledges smoking pot in the documentary, Follwing Sean. Do not miss The Sixties and Counter-Culture on the Radio Chronicles, Sunday 24 August 2008, on KPFA, 94.1FM and streaming online at www.kpfa.org, with music from Brook Benton, Nina Simone and Jerry Garcia live on Haight Street. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi.