In celebration of Black History Month, From the Vault presents the iconic Malcolm X speech “Prospects for Freedom” in its entirety (unedited) over two episodes. Recorded a month before his assassination in February 1965, this historic recording truly captures the essence of Malcolm X, as he describes his vision of what will drive Black action for civil rights in the coming years. “Prospects for Freedom” was originally recorded and produced by Charles Hobson on January 7, 1965, and remains one of Pacifica Radio’s greatest cultural audio treasures. Part one of two.
From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.