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The History of Black Liberation

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On today’s show, hosts Cat Brooks and Brian Edwards-Tiekert play segments from two of our fund drive premiums, which are available as thank-you gifts for supporting KPFA.

First, we hear clips from James Baldwin’s revolutionary documentary, I Am Not Your Negro. The film covers the history of racism and the civil rights movement in the United States, and is based on Baldwin’s unfinished personal account of the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Next, excerpts from Portraits of the Artist, a collection of actor, scholar, and activist Paul Robeson’s films. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson became a movie star in Jim Crow America, and used his platform to advocate for the rights of the oppressed.

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