A rebroadcast of Elsa Knight Thompson's and Mike Tigar's Eleventh Hour interview [May 4, 1962] with twenty-year-old John Lowry, a freedom rider who went to Monroe, North Carolina, to help in anti-segregation picketing and came back under an indictment on the same kidnapping charge lodged against the president of Union County's National Association for the Advancement of Colored P
Two psychologists discuss views of and treatment for mentally retarded children. Dr. Daniel Blain, Director of the Department of Mental Hygiene for the state of California, and Lee Davenport, President of the East Bay Association for Retarded Children, are interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson. RECORDED: 28 Jan. 1960. BROADCAST: KPFA, 3 Mar. 1960.
James R. Walker, Jr. of the North Carolina Bar speaks before the session devoted to the lawyer's role in the battle to eliminate racial segregation, at the National Lawyer's Guild Convention in San Francisco, 1960. Walker speaks on his struggles as a Negro lawyer in the South and experiences fighting legal battles against discrimination in North Carolina.
This is a recording of the floor debate at the 1959 National AFL-CIO convention regarding a resolution for the brotherhoods of trainmen and locomotive firemen and enginemen to bring their unions in line with the civil rights provision of the AFL-CIO's constitution. There was much protest of the resolution, because it had no time limit on ending racial discrimination.
Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. on the use of nonviolence in the civil rights movement recorded at the University of California, Berkeley. Introduced by U.C. Berkeley's Dean Hart and interviewed by Charles Levy. Dr. King opens his speech with a history of Africans in America, starting with the year 1619. He moves to the years 1955 and 1956, focusing on the Montgomery bus boycott.
Dr. Maria Kusmierczuk, physician from Gdansk and Jadwiga Hasa, a pharmacist from Warsaw, two survivors from the German Concentration camp at Ravensbruck, Poland, describe their life there. Both women were members of the Underground Army, the Polish resistance movement in WWII.
English author, journalist, and political activist Jessica Mitford (1917-1996) discusses her book "Hons and Rebels" (V. Gollancz, 1960) about her unusual family with KPFA's Colin D. Edwards.
A panel discusses attempts to organize California farm workers, grower-labor relations, and the living conditions of agricultural migrant workers in California.
Civil rights leader tells about his life and work.
Two professors discuss their dismissal from San Jose State for exposing plans to deny anti-war activists admittance to the College.|TERMINATION OF TENURE AT SAN JOSE STATE COLLEGE / William T. Stanton and B.R. Hutchinson| interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson. -Two professors discuss their dismissal from San Jose State for exposing plans to deny anti-war activists admittance to the College.
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