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Say It Plain

Sunday, February 23rd at 8PM on AM 820

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

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For generations, African American orators have been demanding justice and equality, reminding America to make good on its founding principles of democracy. From Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey, to Fannie Lou Hamer and Malcolm X, to Shirley Chisholm and Julian Bond, hear the stirring words of African American figures as they call for action on civil rights and the unmet promise of democracy.

"Say It Plain" is a companion piece to American RadioWorks' special "Say It Loud," focusing on audio portraits of African-Americans who called on the nation to change its ideals through the power of speech.

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John Charles Nuss from UWS Manhattan

Powerful program, being in my early 40's was not directly impacted by these great,inspiring, revolutionary people & speeches, there were many who were there and still are here and it saddens me that they do not lead more powerfully, they have betrayed this movement and do not teach and remind us today what it was and what it still needs to be.

Feb. 23 2014 09:08 PM

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