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Long, Hot Summer ‘64; Program Ten


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Long, Hot Summer ‘64
Program Ten
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Radio. "Series of weekly programs focusing on the summer's civil rights struggle" Series release date: 1964

Program Description

Series description: Radio. "Series of weekly programs focusing on the summer's civil rights struggle"

Cindy Chutter, WGBH-FM, reports by phone from Nashville, TN, 8/11/1964, about first local elections where the majority of voters are black.

Charles Gamilion, Professor of Sociology, Tuskegee University, and President of Tuskegee Civic Association, discusses the elections and how local politics needs to be better integrated into the overal political structure.

Richard (Rick) Lee, WGBH-FM, reports on the press conference held by James Farmer, CORE, in Boston on 8/13/1964, prior to Farmer addressing the Massachusetts Democratic Committee. Farmer's appearance is to ask the MA delegation to support the seating of the Mississippi Freedom Party delegates (instead of the regular Democratic delegates) at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, because of the racist attitudes and actions of the regular delegation. Farmer discusses CORE voter registration activity; his perception of "white backlash"; CORE opposition to rioting; and comments on the 1964 Presidential Election.

Rick Lee, WGBH-FM, briefly talks with Canon James Breeden, about the vigil for the three slain COFO workers in Mississippi.

Ted Mascott, interviews by phone, Bill Hicks, who is working with the Freedom Democratic Party, in Washington, D.C., about the party's goals in the coming months.

Program closes with Ted Mascott reading a letter to the editor from the Mississippi Clarion Ledger of 8/11/1964.



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News Report
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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