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Blanche Cook interviews Cathy Porter about her book "Alexandra Kollontai: a biography," about Kollontai (1872-1952), a female Russian Communist revolutionary who fought for workers and women's rights. Music ends abruptly at red leader.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Porter, Cathy, Kollontaï, A. (Aleksandra),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
KPFA produced this biographical sketch of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, compiled from audio clips from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Newton was murdered in West Oakland on August 22, 1989. The tape is introduced by Ginny Z. Berson. Clips include Newton's press conference at attorney Charles Garry's San Francisco office following his release on $50,000 bond; Newton speaking on June 2, 1970 from prison in San Luis Obispo, four days after the California State Court of...
Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
Blanche Wiesen Cook speaks with poet and novelist Audre Lorde (1934-1992) and Zala Chandler from the Coalition of Concerned Black Women on the recent US-led invasion of Grenada. Lorde reads an excerpt from Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - A Biomythography (Crossing Press, 1983, repress).
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, GRENADA, Grenada -- Invasion, 1983, Lorde,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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A few days after activist Angela Davis was found not guilty of all the charges against her, she spoke at the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles about her experiences in prison and her commitment to the prison movement. She explores the value of organizing in order to bring about prison reform, how both men and women are political prisoners, and the movement to abolish systemic oppression. She is introduced by Leo Branton, one of her attorneys. Davis' speech was recorded by Emil Freed of the...
Topics: Blacks -- Political activity., Prison reform., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Activist Dorothy Healey (1914-2006) offers an exploration of the revolutionary activities and philosophy of Rosa Luxemburg, the extraordinary German Jewish Communist leader.
Topics: Communists -- Biography., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Healey, Dorothy,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On June 29, 1972, Angela Davis, along with a number of entertainers, appeared at New York City's Madison Square Garden in a benefit for the Angela Davis Defense Fund. This program includes her speech on the need for Black activism and the advantages of socialism, as well as interviews with people attending the show, organizers of the program, and members of the National Renaissance Party, who protested the event. Produced by David Rapkin and Miriam Rosen for WBAI. The other speakers and...
Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Blacks -- Political activity., Socialism -- United...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Episode from August 20, 1982. Blanche Cook interviews poet, essayist and civil rights activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992). Lorde reads some selections from her new book Chosen Poems: Old and New (W.W. Norton, 1982).
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lorde, Audre, African American women authors,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The politics of privilege. How does racism work to distort and lessen White women's lives? Bettina Aptheker, Coordinator of Women's Studies as U.C. Santa Cruz, spoke in April 1982 at Stanford University as part of the lecture series "Gender, Race and Class in Society," sponsored by The Center for Research of Women. Aptheker has written extensively on the role of Black women in American society, and has recently published "Women's Legacy: Essays on Race, Sex, and Class in American...
Topics: Racism., Women -- Social conditions., Aptheker, Bettina, American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Angela Davis interviews Mrs. Elizabeth Chavis and Dr. Helen Othow, the mother and sister of the Reverend Ben Chavis, about Ben and the Wilmington 10. First broadcast on 11/28/77, 5:00 p.m. Produced by KPFA.
Topics: Chavis, Elizabeth., Othow, Helen Chavis, 1932-, Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Trials...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Jim Berland interviews Communist Party activist Dorothy Healey and community organizer Bob Wells about radical politics, activism, violence, and the Weather Underground.
Topics: Healey, Dorothy, 1914-2006, Wells, Bob., Radicalism., Weather Underground., Protest movements --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Angela Davis, faculty member at San Francisco College, and sponsored by the Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, speaks at Occidental College during Black History Month about her experiences with African American struggles during the 1960s and on to the present and the benefits of civil rights actions for all minorities. Her personal history includes experiences of growing up in Birmingham, Alabama; finishing high school in New York City; her arrest, jail time, and acquittal in...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On October 14, 1979, ten years after the Stonewall riots, more than 100,000 people from the United States and ten other countries marched on Washington, D.C. for lesbian and gay rights. Pacifica producers in Washington recorded speeches and actualities from the rally, and parts were broadcast live. This second set in the series consists of four reels of actualities from the rally after the Pacifica broadcast was done airing. These reels were previously cataloged as KZ0754.03, KZ0754.04,...
Topics: Gay liberation movement., Gay rights., Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Washington, D.C.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Ralph Abernathy and Angela Davis speak about an upcoming rally to be held in San Jose, CA on May 20, 1972. They also speak about the need for solidarity between anti-Vietnam groups in the fight. Originally a 2-part program, but part A is a duplicate of BC0763. BB5364B is now BB5364.
Topics: Abernathy, Ralph David., Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Angela Davis and Ralph Abernathy...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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A panel discussion about Angela Davis (1944 - ) and her contributions to American society. The discussion centers around the furor over Davis' hiring at UCLA; the UC Regents had stripped her of her title owing to her political beliefs. Panelists includes Victor Wolfenstein, Professor of Political Science at UCLA and co-chairman of the Staff Committee to Free Angela Davis; Donald Kalish, Professor of Philosophy at UCLA and the faculty member who hired Davis; Franklin Alexander, co-chairman of...
Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Blanche Wiesen Cook interviews poet, essayist and civil rights activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992) about her new book, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - A Biomythography (Persephone, 1982), from which she reads excerpts. Lorde and Cook discuss various scenes in the book, including Lorde's relationship with her mother, her process of becoming a reader, writer and poet, and her experiences with racism as a child and as an adult. Contains listener phone calls. (This program is different from...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lorde, Audre, African American women poets,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Bettina Aptheker discusses with Elsa Knight Thompson her reasons for being a Communist Party member, her experiences as a young woman, traveling in Europe, and various related subjects. Knight mentions that it has been a year since Sproul Hall and the FSM activities, and asks Aptheker to discuss where she thinks the student movement is now, how she feels about her election as one of the three student reps to the campus rules committee, and other current concerns.
Topics: Aptheker, Bettina, Free Speech Movement (Berkeley, Calif.), Communists -- California., Women --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Angela Davis is interviewed by Samori Marksman, on program "Brunch", Saturday July 19, 1980. Davis was running for Vice President of the Communist Party. Topics include Israel, Palenstine, Zionism. Some phone calls included and leader edited. Some calls are cut but Davis' response is there.
Topics: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Israel -- Foreign relations -- Middle East., Communist...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
On April 12, 1974, Angela Davis gave a speech at the UCLA campus as a part of the University's Black Women's Spring Forum. Davis talked about the struggles and accomplishments of Black and other minority women in the U.S. and around the world. Topics discussed include civil rights, farm workers, Wounded Knee, and little known incidents confronted by Black and minority women, including forced sterilization.
Topics: Women -- Social conditions., Minorities -- United States., American Women Making History and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is a recording of Judy Simmons interviewing Audre Lorde during a late-night show on WBAI in New York. In this recording, Lorde reads selections out of her book The Black Unicorn, and the two women converse with listeners who call in to discuss poetry, differences between men and women, being African-American, and other topics. Possibly an episode of Simmons's program "On the real side," which aired on WBAI between 1979 and 1981. The end of the recording is cut off.
Topics: Lorde, Audre, Simmons, Judy Dothard, The black unicorn, Poems, African-American Women, American...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A speech by the activist Angela Davis (1944 - ) recorded at the University of Houston on April 2, 1973. The speech was part of the University of Houston World Issues Conference, "Age of Revolution: Agenda for the World," sponsored by the UH Student Association and the UH Program Council. Davis criticizes the American government's capitalist interests, applauds international revolutionary efforts such as armed struggle against colonialism, and calls for socialist revolution as the path...
Topics: Communists -- United States., Blacks -- Social conditions., Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is a recording of a press conference during which various community members from the Bay Area give statements opposing the Vietnam War and specifically the bombing of Hanoi on April 16, 1972, and then give information about the demonstration being held the next day, April 22, 1972, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Larry Bensky is heard asking questions at start and finish of tape. Many speakers reference the National Liberation Front's Seven Point Peace Proposal. Includes statements from...
Topics: Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- California., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Huey Newton, interviewed by Alex Hoffman, KPFA reporter. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, discusses his imprisonment, the impending trial, and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Newton notes that most of the black inmates in jail with him have become Black Panthers since his incarceration. Interview was at the Alameda County Jail, June 7, 1968. [Newton was convicted of manslaughter, not murder. His attorney was Charles Garry.]
Excerpt from a rally at University of California Berkeley featuring speeches by philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979) and political activist and scholar Angela Davis (1944 - ). The rally was in support of Davis whose appointment to the faculty of U.C. Berkeley was challenged by the University of California Board of Regents because of her affiliation with the Communist Party. Dr. Marcuse was a Marxist philosopher and professor from University of California San Diego,...
Topics: Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979, University of California, Berkeley, African Americans--Civil...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Elsa Knight Thompson and U.C. Berkeley student movement leaders Mario Savio, Bettina Aptheker, Frank Bardacke, and Reese Erlich, discuss the report entitled "Culture of the University, Governance and Education: the Report of the Study Commission on University Governance" by the University of California, which describes the role of the students on campus. Broadcast on KPFA on February 7, 1968.
Source: KPFA
The major part of this tape is a speech given by Audre Lorde at the Feminist Perspective on Pornography Conference in San Francisco, California, November, 1978. She talks about erotica, why it's needed, what it is, and why it's feared. Helene Rosenbluth gives a long introduction that includes definitions of both pornography and erotica. The conclusion of the tape is of Adrienne Rich, at the same conference, reading her poem The images, which was inspired by her visit to Crete and seeing the...
Topics: Lorde, Audre, Rosenbluth, Helene, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Erotica., Pornography., Feminism,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
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Disc 3 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Blues, Legacies and Black Feminism" by Angela Davis Activist and author Angela Davis discusses several key early blues artists to illustrate how black women helped shape feminist historical traditions through their music. March 1998, Santa Monica, CA, from PZ0300.060.
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Disc 1 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Commentary of a Black Souther Busrider" by Rosa Parks Rosa Parks discusses her refusal to give up her seat to a white man & the resulting bus boycott in Montgomery, AL. April 1956 interview, from BB0566. Part 2: "We Want To Be Free" by Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge speaking at a Freedom Rally at Wrigley Field, 26 May 1963, from BB4745a. Part 3: "The Negro In American Culture" by...
Topics: Rosa Parks, Dorothy Dandridge, Lorraine Hansberry
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Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05. Father Knows Best - Gore Vidal 06. The Problems Have A History - Tariq Ali 07....
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Topics: Ed Asner, Maxine Waters, Dennis Kucinich, Muhammad Ali, Michael Moore, Gore Vidal, Tariq Ali,...