Feb 26 2010

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 25

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Black HistoryIn one of the first acts of non-violent resistance of the civil rights movement, a black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1st 1955. It was an act that launched a year long successful boycott of the bus system, led by Martin Luther King Jr, and was among the earliest victories of a movement to establish the civil rights of African Americans. Today we wrap our pledge drive by celebrating black history, spending the hour hearing the voices of the people intimately involved in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and other similar events in American history and Black history.

The voices of people like Martin Luther King Jr, Ralph Abernathy, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Betty Shabazz, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, and others, are our thank you gift to you on a special MP3 collection of fifty hours of newly preserved and digitized audio from the Pacifica Radio Archives. This 50 hour, 5 MP3 CD set is available for a pledge of $150 at 818-985-5735. Many of the recordings in this collection were previously publicly unavailable due to severe tape deterioration, but thanks to new restoration technology, we can once now share these historic voices that have been obscured in silence for decades.

Thank You Gift:

Pacifica Radio Archives 5 MP3 CD set – $150

Call 818-985-5735 to make a pledge.

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