Civil Rights
  • Jan 20, 2014 7:00 pm
  • 58:30 mins

This episode includes stories from Charlotte Blake Alston and Dr. Bonner Ritchie about civil rights movements, and other stories about overcoming prejudice. Charlotte Blake Alston Song/Story 1: Wade in the Water & People Could Fly Teller: Charlotte Blake Alston Site: Notes: A traditional spiritual and a short dedication.  Charlotte Blake Alston Interview 1: Civil Rights and the 1963 Children's Crusade Teller: Charlotte Blake Alston Site: Notes: Charlotte tells us some of the tragic stories from the Civil Rights Movement in America.  Charlotte Blake Alston Song/Story 2: Trilogy of Loss, Struggle and Hope Teller: Charlotte Blake Alston Site: Notes: The song "The Ballad of Birmingham," the story "In Her Words (the ordeal of Elizabeth Eckford)" and Langston Hughe's poem "I dream a world."  Charlotte Blake Alston Song/Story 3: Martin Luther King Rap Teller: Charlotte Blake Alston Site: Notes: The story of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Bus Boycott told to a beat.   Diane Ferlatte Story/Song 4: Next Town Teller: Diane Ferlatte  Site: Notes:  Diane tells the story of a time when, as a little girl, she encountered racial prejudice.  Dr. J. Bonner Ritchie Interview 2: "The Peace Movement" Teller: Dr. J. Bonner Ritchie Site: Notes:  As a young man, Dr. Ritchie became involved in the peace and civil rights movements.