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Forum; Speaking to White America, Will You Listen


Moderator: Carl H. Lewis; Panelists: Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Roy Innis, Congress Of Racial Equality; Masai Hewitt, Black Panther Party; Roy Wilkins, National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP). Discussion at Roberts Hall, Boston College. Printed program notes inside tape box.

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Speaking to White America, Will You Listen
Series Description

Radio series. Series release date: 1985

Program Description

Forum held at Roberts Hall, Boston College on 12/8/1969. Forum is introduced by Boston College Student Carl H. Lewis, President, Black Student Forum at Boston College, using harsh, terse language to point out that the audience should not be lulled into thinking that Boston College has done everything they can to seek parity in recognizing Black students as equal to their White counterparts. The forum is chaired by Roy Wilkins, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); with speeches by Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Masai Hewlitt, Black Panther Party; Roy Innis, Congress of Racial Equality; and Roy Wilkins. Each speaker seeks to "outline the positions of the various organizations they each represent".

The original forum featured a question and answer session at the the end, which does not appear on the tape, as the tape cuts out near the end of Wilkins' final comments.



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Chicago: “Forum; Speaking to White America, Will You Listen,” 12/08/1969, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_F79FAA106107419281EEDEC087FBB3C5.
MLA: “Forum; Speaking to White America, Will You Listen.” 12/08/1969. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_F79FAA106107419281EEDEC087FBB3C5>.
APA: Forum; Speaking to White America, Will You Listen. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_F79FAA106107419281EEDEC087FBB3C5
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