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What Does the Negro Want Now? - Night Call
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Date:1965-09-24
Length: 53:48 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Dorothy Height, (Guest)
The guest, Dorothy Height, (a Methodist) was the President of the National Council of Negro Women and Director of the Office of Racial Integration for the National Young Women's Christian Association, and member of the President's Commission on Women in America. She was at her home in New York City.
Topics: Civil rights; Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1065

Why Do I Protest? - Night Call
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Date:1965-11-16
Length: 58:29
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Pat Kawood, (Guest)
The guest is Mr. Pat Kawood, chairman of the Washington DC Committee to End the War in Viet Nam.
Topics: Civil rights; Civil disobedience; Radio program
ID: DA-1102

Why Do We Need a Negro Sunday Supplement? - Night Call
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Date:1965-11-18
Length: 58:20
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; W. Leonard Evans, Jr., (Guest)
The guest, W. Leonard Evans, Jr., was the editor / publisher of "Tuesday", a national Sunday newspaper supplement. The supplement was primarily about African-Americans, but was hoped to be read by the general public.
Topics: Civil rights; Race relations; Radio program
ID: DA-1085

American Poverty - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-03
Length: 59 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Ralph Abernathy, (Guest)
Guest is the Rev. Ralph Abernath, Acting President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The discussion is around the Poor People's campaign and the state of the poverty in the United States. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Poverty; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0006

Racial Violence - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-06
Length: 59:32 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Stokely Carmichael, (Guest)
Guest is Stokely Carmichael. Discussion revolves the use of violence to achieve racial justice. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church. This is only the last half of the program.
Topics: Civil rights; Race relations; Radio program; Sports
ID: NC0012

Poor People's Campaign - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-11
Length: 59:22 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Andrew Young, (Guest)
Guest is the Rev. Andrew Young, the Executive Vice President of the SCLC. The discussion is around the Poor People's campaign and the state of the civil rights movement. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Poverty; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0005

Politics and the Black Man - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-18
Length: 58:59 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; Julian Bond, (Guest)
Julian Bond (1940-2015,) a founder of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, won a seat in the Georgia legislature in 1965. He was convinced Black citizens needed to work hard for social change, knowing the process would be difficult and slow, but he still believed change would come. He also feared that life for African-Americans could get worse in the U.S. before getting better. Questions include why wealthy Black citizens don't take care of the poor ones, which political party will African-Americans support, what difference the Voter Rights Act will make, when will positive change happen, and when will a Black man be able to run for president? Bond went on to serve in the Georgia Senate, and was, for many years, chair of the NAACP.
Topics: Civil rights; Politics; Race relations; Radio programs
ID: NC0028

Black Power and Racial Violence - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-26
Length: 58:59 minutes:seconds
Del Shields, (Host) ; H. Rap Brown, (Guest)
H. Rap Brown as born Hubert G. Brown in 1943. In 1968, he was a field worker for the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee. At the time of this program, Brown had recently been released after spending 2 months in a New Orleans prison. Brown spoke of the revolutionary struggle of Black people in the U.S., saying the Black population is oppressed by systems run by the White leadership.He says a Black person is either free or is a slave. He blames rebellions in U.S. cities on conditions supported by President Lyndon Johnson. Callers ask if Black people are also racist, whether Brown is doing a disservice to Black people, why the violence was happening in the cities, how to justify the riots, what direction should Black people go politically, how Black people can gain control over their own lives, why Black people want rights without working for them, if Black and White people can live peacefully together, and whether Civil Rights legislation has helped his cause.
Topics: Civil rights; Civil unrest; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0034

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

Is Integration Out of Date? - Night Call
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Date:1968-06-28
Length: 59:28 minutes
Del Shields, (Host) ; Kenneth Clarke, (Guest)
Guest is Kenneth Clarke, a professor at the City College of New York. Discussion revolves around public school education in the light of segregation and integration. Night Call was the first national radio call-in program. It was produced by The United Methodist Church.
Topics: Civil rights; Education; Race relations; Radio program
ID: NC0007