Never pass up the opportunity to hear history told from the vantage point of someone who actually lived it. If our desire is to understand the “who, what, where, when, how, and why” questions about the events of today, we must understand history–what proceeded or even facilitated these events. History books never tell the full story of what happened with any real level of accuracy. So, if you really want to know what happened, you need to look to accounts from people who were actually there. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri welcome lifelong human rights activist Efia Nwangaza to the show to discuss a variety of subjects related to the current and historical struggle for freedom.
Topics discussed include how she got started in the struggle for human rights, African liberation, Black nationalism, desegregation of Girard College, Civil Rights Movement, John Chruchville and the Freedom Library Day School, Bill Cosby’s documentary “Black History Lost, Stolen, or Strayed,” Zionist involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, growing up in segregated versus desegregated schools, Kwame Toure (Stokeley Carmichael), Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown), Richard Wright, Martin Delany, David Walker, Maria W. Stewart, criticism of school voucher programs, white supremacy, the military industrial complex, where the struggle for civil rights and human rights is today, March on Washington, Louis Farrakhan’s Million Man March, misrepresentation of history, the effect of Barack Obama’s election on movement for civil and human rights, WMXP 95.5 FM Voice of the People Community Radio, criminal justice system, feeding of Black children into the prison industrial complex, “Black Robes, White Justice” by Bruce Wright, plea bargains and mass incarceration, WMXP and the Prometheus’ Radio Project, Citizen’s United case, MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, speaking the truth regardless of its unpopularity, and more!
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