Fund Drive Special: Black Panther Party elder Melvin Dickson; Plus: An excerpt of WEB DuBois 1953 speech from the Pacifica Archives

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0:08 – Fund Drive Premium: Black Power Pack

Melvin Dickson was a former member of the Black Panther Party, and founding member of the Black Panther Commemoration Commission. He passed away on October 25, 2018, at the age of 77.

1:08 – From the Pacifica Archives we bring you an excerpt from a WEB Du Bois speech:

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (WEB Du Bois) was a prolific author, sociologist, historian and civil rights activist. Born in 1869 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts he was the first African American to earn a doctorate and later became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909, and considered one of the founding fathers of Black History.

1:25 – Working the Roots by Michele E. Lee

Working the Roots: Over 400 Years Of Traditional African American Healing is the result of first-hand interviews, conversations, and apprenticeships conducted and experienced by author Michele E. Lee over several years of living and studying in the rural South and in the West Coast regions of the United States. Divided between sections on interviews of healers and their stories and a comprehensive collection of traditional African American medicines, remedies, and the many common ailments they were called upon to cure, Working The Roots is a valuable addition to African American history and American and African folk healing practices.

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