Hard Knock Radio

Summer Fund Drive Special Programming: Diggin’ in the Vault and Bayard Rustin

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We dig in the Hard Knock vault to undercover past conversations with historian Jelani Cobb and Steve Martinot.  Later we present a rare recording of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin speaking at a New York Community Church on September 25, 1963. Bayard Rustin discusses organizing after the march and nonviolent action.


Jelani Cobb is an American writer, author and educator. He writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture. His most recent book is “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.” He won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice. He teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Steve Martinot is Instructor Emeritus at the Center for Interdisciplinary Programs at San Francisco State University. He is the author of The Rule of Racialization: Class, Identity, Governance, Forms in the Abyss: a Philosophical Bridge between Sartre and Derrida(both Temple) and The Machinery of Whiteness.


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