Reverend Wyatt T. Walker

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Reverend Wyatt T. Walker
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This is a three-part program on Administrative director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Reverend Walker during his Civil Rights activism. On Saturday, May 25, 1963 Walker spoke at a series of meetings in the Bay Area, sponsored jointly by the California Democratic Council, Committee Of Racial Equality, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Burton White of KPFA Public Affairs department staff met with Walker Saturday before the speech. CONTENT: pt.1. Wyatt T. Walker / interviewed by African American attorney and activist Terry Francois. Walker discusses his experiences in Birmingham, Alabama following boycotts, bombings and the dispersal of State troopers. He and his wife were victims of violent actions by State troopers. He discusses the actions of Bull Conner, use of dogs and fire hoses, and Connor's confrontation with the Alabama Supreme Court (18 min.) -- pt.2. Question and answer session between Reverend Walker and members of CDC and civil rights groups, such as William Porter, Donald McCullum, Philip Burton, Terry Francois, Ellen Maremont, and Percy Moore. (13 min.) -- pt.3. Speech / Reverend Walker. Speech given at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union hall on racism, undocumented police abuse in Birmingham with 22 bombings in the past 2 years. Concludes with why the Southern Christian Leadership Conference chose Birmingham for its efforts (33 min.).

KPFA allowed for several "open hours" in their schedule every month, which they describe in their Folio as "left vacant for something current and important."

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KPFA, 28 May 1963.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1963.
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