According to Mumia Abu Jamal, August–in both historic and contemporary African American history–is a month of meaning, a month of repression. So today you will hear a commentary on the significance of Black August. You will also hear stories of resistance, both individually as well as collectively, from people like Angela Davis, Kathleen Cleaver and Asata Shakur. Additionally, you will hear stories of repression and rebellion as we present part two of the Black August Commemoration, originally produced by Black Panther veteran and revolutionary journalist, Kiilu Nyasha. This Black August Commemoration focuses on the life of freedom fighters and revolutionaries, including Soledad Brothers like George Jackson. We have music from Nina Simone, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Billy Taylor and Steel Pulse, as well as Jovelyn’s World and the weekly calendar of events.
Hosted by Jovelyn Richards and produced by Safi wa Nairobi.