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Writer Gloria Wade-Gayles Discusses Growing Up During the Era of Jim Crow.

Writer Gloria Wade-Gayles. Growing up in Memphis in the 1940's Wade-Gayles experienced Jim Crow discrimination first hand. In her new book of autobiographical essays, "Pushed Back To Strength: A Black Woman's Journey Home" (Beacon), she reflects on her childhood, the civil-rights movements, abortion in the African-American community, and the death of her mother. Wade-Gayles is a professor of English and women's studies at Spelman College. She also wrote "No Crystal Stair: Visions of Race and Sex in Black Women's Fiction" (Pilgrim Press).

21:32

Rhythm and Blues Pioneer Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis is a pioneer of rhythm and blues music best known for his 1945 big band hit "Harlem Nocturne," and his 1958 his record "Willie and Hand Jive," which was in the top ten on R&B charts. Otis is back on the road and in the recording studio now. In January he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in February, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. His latest CD, "The Black Territory Bands," was nominated for a Grammy in the Big Band category for 1994. We replay our interview with him from 1989.

Interview
16:21

Remembering Jazz Critic Leonard Feather

Feather, one of the world's most prominent jazz critics died of pneumonia, yesterday at the age of 80. He grew up in England and moved to America in 1940. His most important writing was his encylopedia of jazz, an essential reference work of musician bios. Feather spent his final months editing a new edition, which is scheduled for publication next year. Feather also produced about 200 recording sessions, composed for many of the musicians he worked with, and even played piano on some of their sessions.

Obituary
16:28

Clifton Taulbert Discusses Growing Up with Segregation.

Writer Clifton Taulbert grew up in the segregated South in the 1950s. His experiences growing up black in America are chronicled in his two memoirs When We Were Colored and the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Last Train North, (Penguin Books). Taulbert lives in Tulsa Oklahoma where he is a businessman. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

Interview
16:22

From the Archives: Clifton Taulbert Discusses Growing Up with Segregation.

Writer Clifton Taubert grew up in the segregated South in the 1950s. His experiences growing up black in America are chronicled in his two memoirs When We Were Colored and the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Last Train North (Penguin Books). Taubert lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he is a businessman. When We Were Colored has been made into a new film. (REBROADCAST from 8/8/95) (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

Interview
40:59

"The Politics of Rage."

Historian Dan T. Carter. His book, Scottsboro was the winner of the Bancroft Prize in History for the best book in American History. Carter's newest book is a biography of George Wallace, The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, The Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics. (Simon & Schuster). In the book Carter contends that Wallace paved the way for the conservatism that is now a big part of Republican politics. Carter is Kenan Professor of History at Emory University.

Interview
37:10

From the Archives: "The Politics of Rage."

Historian Dan Carter. His book, Scottsboro was the winner of the Bancroft Prize in History in the category of American History. Carter discusses his biography of George Wallace, The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, The Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics. (Simon & Schuster). In the book Carter contends that Wallace paved the way for the conservatism that is now a big part of Republican politics. Carter is Kenan Professor of History at Emory University. (Originally aired February 6, 1996)

Interview
07:47

A Founder of CORE Recalls Freedom Rides

James Farmer was a co-founder of CORE, the Congress On Racial Equality, where he was national director from 1961-1966. In the 1960s, CORE helped organize the Freedom Rides movement against Jim Crow laws in the South. Farmer died in 1999. This interview was originally broadcast in 1985.

Interview

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