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Is the Church a Joke? - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-27
Length: 57:44 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Jackie Robinson, (Guest)
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (1919-1972) was a Major League Baseball second baseman who was the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. Robinson's character, his focus on nonviolence, and his unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation and had an impact on the culture of the Civil Rights Movement. At the time of this program, Robinson was special assistant for community affairs for New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. He believed Christians with the right intentions could have a great positive impact on civil rights. Questions from callers were more related to protests, violence, Black Power, and racial disparity. Questions also dealt with distortion of the faith in the White churches. - The first minute of the program (the introduction) was not on the audiotape, which was a dub of the original.
Topics: Baseball; Civil rights; Politics; Racism; Radio program
ID: NC0035