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Thursday, February 21, 2002

  • An African American History Month Special: A Look at "The Wind Done Gone," a Parody of "Gone With the Wind" Told From a Slave’s Perspective

    In 1965, the week before he died, Malcolm X wrote, "You have to realize that up until about 1959, Africa was dominated by the colonial powers. And by the colonial powers of Europe having complete control over Africa, they projected Africa always in a negative light-jungles, savages, cannibals, nothing civilized. And you and I began to hate it. We didn’t want anybody to tell us anything about Africa, and much less call us an African. And in hating Africa and hating the Africans, we end up hating ourselves, without even realizing it. Because you can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself."

  • An African American History Month Special: W.E.B. Dubois: Scholarship and Propaganda, Themakings of a Race Man

    WEB DuBois would have been 134 on Saturday. DuBois spent his 95 years stripping away at white supremacy. During his life he wrote over 4,000 works. He was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1910; and he helped organize the First Universal Races Congress and the First Annual Pan-African Congress.DuBois returned to the NAACP in 1944 as Director of Special Research but in 1951, he was indicted under the McCarran Act, after calling upon the United Nations to hear the crimes of the U.S. government against its own people.

  • On the Anniversary of Malcolm X’s Assassination, We Hear Some of the Last Words of the Greatleader

    Today is the 37th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. The leader–one of the greatest this country saw in the last century–was shot to death as he spoke before a packed audience in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom. He was just 39 years old.

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