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Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity

From: American Public Media
Series: American RadioWorks: Black History
Length: 59:00

"Say It Loud" traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, "Say It Loud" includes landmark speeches by Malcolm X, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., Henry Louis Gates, and many others.

Say_it_loud_prx_small Say It Loud traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. The documentary illuminates tidal changes in African American political power and questions of black identity through the speeches of deeply influential black Americans. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, Say It Loud includes landmark speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others.

Bringing the rich immediacy of the spoken word to a vital historical and intellectual tradition, Say It Loud reveals the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement. Say it Loud is a sequel to the American RadioWorks documentary, Say it Plain. A companion book and CD set, Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity, is now available from The New Press.

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Say It Loud traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. The documentary illuminates tidal changes in African American political power and questions of black identity through the speeches of deeply influential black Americans. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, Say It Loud includes landmark speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others.

Bringing the rich immediacy of the spoken word to a vital historical and intellectual tradition, Say It Loud reveals the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement. Say it Loud is a sequel to the American RadioWorks documentary, Say it Plain. A companion book and CD set, Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity, is now available from The New Press.

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From American Public Media, this is an American Radioworks documentary.

Malcolm X: Cause if you're black you should be thinking black. And if you're not thinking black at this late date, I'm sorry for you.

Generations of black Americans used the power of sermons and speech-making to fight for equal rights.

Archival Tape: We want power to determine our own destiny in our own black communities.

Over the past half century … African Americans called out for change in their land. But they didn't speak with one voice.

Ward Connerly: Why is this black man leading this effort to eliminate affirmative action in a state like California?

Stay with us over the coming hour as we listen to great speeches on civil rights and African-American identity. Say it Loud, from American Radioworks. First this news.

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Timing and Cues

00:00 - 01:00 (0:59 + :01 silence) Billboard outcue = "first, this news."
01:00 - 06:00 (5:00) NPR News hole, Music Bed.
06:00 - 34:24 (28:24) Part 1; outcue = "American Public Media."
34:24 - 35:24 (0:59 + :01 silence) Music Bed.
35:24 - 59:00 (23:36) Part 2; outcue = "American Public Media."
59:00 - 60:00 (1:00) silence [no silence segment on ContentDepot or PRX]

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

A new documentary from American RadioWorks looks back at the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. "Say It Loud" includes landmark speeches by Malcolm X, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis, Colin Powell and many others.

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http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/blackspeech/