Monday, May 19, 1997

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  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    This past weekend the pro-democratic rebels took the capital of Zaire and drove the dictator Mobutu from power. The rebels have renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Amy is joined by Sean Kelly, former correspondent for the Voice of America in Africa. Sean Kelly discusses the history of Zaire-Congo as well as US involvement with keeping Mobutu Sese Seko in power.

  • Excerpt of a speech Malcolm X gave in Detroit concerning the Congo.

    Excerpt of a speech Malcolm X gave in Detroit concerning the Congo. It is the 72nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s birth. He spoke about the history of the Congo and US involvement there and the role that Blacks and Whites in the United States play in it all.

  • Excerpt of a debate between Malcolm X and James Baldwin.

    James Baldwin and Malcolm X debate the American civil rights movement as well as independence and self determination of African States in 1961.

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