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  • Tags: Civil Rights

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Brian Ward, author of “Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South.”

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Curtis Mayfield, singer, composer, member of the original Impressions vocal group, looking back on his history and motivations in 1995. The interviewer was Omar Neal, of 1600 AM WXVI radio in Montgomery Alabama.

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Erskine Faush, Gospel Radio Announcer 1951-2016. Radio Pioneer joining his brother William at WBCO, Bessemer and then moving to WENN Radio in 1958 and WATV in 1976, where he became part owner with Shelley Stewart and Joe Lackey.

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Dr. Frank “Doc” Adams (b. Feb 2, 1928, d. Oct. 29, 2014), Director of Education at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and The Carver Theatre. Well known for his proficiency as a sax and clarinet player, and for his stints with Duke Ellington and Sun Ra’s…

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Rev. Fred Lee Shuttlesworth (b. March 18, 1922; d. October 5, 2011), a Birmingham Baptist Minister and Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham from 1953 to 1961. He was the founder of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)…

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Hampton Sides, author of “Hellhound on His Trail” (publ 2010, Doubleday), the stalking of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin. Interviewed by phone while Friedman was on the air, so callers are part of the…

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Interview with Rev. James Bevil, major leader of the 1960 Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Lieutenant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Interviewed live in the WJLD studios by Bob Friedman

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Joe Lackey, General Manager at WENN 1958-76. Part owner, WATV Birmingham. Joe reflects on his early career and on the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.

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Interview with Professor Lani Guinier, the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School. Guinier's work includes professional responsibilities of public lawyers, the relationship between democracy and the law, and…
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