In 1965, Marcia Tompkins made a five-part documentary on her hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, while she was on staff at WBAI. It was entitled "You must go home again or be it ever so humble, there's no place like Tuscaloosa" (BB3864). Her tapes, which included a recording of a Ku Klux Klan meeting in Tuscaloosa she clandestinely recorded, were subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee following their broadcast on WBAI. The series was played on about 12 radio stations throughout the country. In 1970, Tompkins returned to her hometown of Tuscaloosa to take a look at what has or hasn't changed in the last five year in this new four-part series "You Must Go Home Again: 1970". The four programs are: r.1. Well, the words have changed anyway (75 min.) -- r.2. Interview with Robert Shelton (60 min.) -- r.3. Four people of the town (60 min.) -- r.4. phone calls from listeners (77 min.).
Note from tape box: Marcia Tompkins at present lives in New York City where she writes poems and is working on a novel -- when she has time. She is also talking with an editor about publishing the transcripts of both series, to be accompanied by a photographic essay by W. Eugene Smith -- if Mr. Smith can get the time to do one.