Manage episode 263619016 series 2431514
A unique episode for a unique time. Great and historical speeches from black artists, activists, athletes, educators, entertainers, and so on.
This first speech is a poem written and performed by Donovan Livingston's at Harvard Graduates School of Education's Convocation exercises in May of 2016.
Speech two is an excerpt of Nina Simone Talking about "Blackness" in an interview.
The third speech is was given on May 5, 1962 by Malcolm X in Harlem, NY as a response to the turmoil brought about by the killing of Ronald Stokes.
Speech number four is a speech from activist, rapper, and son of an Atlanta PD officer Killer Mike from just a few days before the release of this podcast in response to the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota.
In other interviews, Killer Mike, urges white people to look into the work of Jane Elliott. Jane Elliott. The fifth speech is her speaking from a white perspective on white racism in an interview with James Causey for Black Nouveau through Milwaukee PBS in 2017.
Sixth, Muhammad Ali discusses the brainwashing of black vs. white imagery in culture and media in what I believe was part of a speech he gave at Howard University in April of 1967.
The seventh speech was given by Dr. Candis Watts Smith, the Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Penn State University during her TEDx talk in February of 2020 at Portland State University. Most of that speech is included in this podcast.
Finally, a speech from James Baldwin as part of his historic debate with William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: "Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?" in 1965.