South African writer Alan Paton likened the white South African people to the ostrich. Paton said the ostrich keeps its head in the sand, and some people do the same in South Africa, too. With their heads in the sand, they don’t see any problems existing. Paton said he can not understand his country’s government. He can’t understand why the Black people are not allowed to own homes. Because of the government, Paton also talks about having to be careful about what he writes and he says the Americans are very lucky to have their U.S. Constitution.
Studs continues his interview with Erich Luth in Hamburg, Germany. The audio breaks at 25:23 and continues on a Sat at 25:28 till its conclusion at 35:43. Erich Luth conveys stories of humanity by both German prisoners towards Russian prisoners whose treatment was dictated by the Nazi party to not offer any winter clothing or shoes to provide comfort. The German laborers provided a human solidarity that brought them food, clothes, and soap.
Ellen Afterman and Clinton Sanders (authors of "Drugs and Your Life") and Spellman Young discuss drug use through the lenses of race, sex, and socioeconomic status.
Studs Terkel interviews Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the home of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. They discuss King's "I Have a Dream" speech that he made in 1963, at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. At the end of the program there are various gospel music selections featuring Jackson and others.
Civil rights activist, lawyer, and professor Derrick Bell discusses his latest work and protest against Harvard University due to their lack of diverse hiring in academics. Bell is known for his work on the concept of critical race theory and his relentless pursuit of fair treatment for his colleagues.
Discussing "Jesse Jackson, the Man, the Movement, the Myth" and interviewing the author Barbara Reynolds.
Studs interviews a white student on the Auburn University campus after a Civil Rights march. The student explains that he is there to be sure a white face is present and to stand up for democracy. He describes the event and speaks to his family background. The student expresses the experience of black students on the integrated campus and how it has changed. (Tape 6, part 2)
Journalist and author of “The Wall Between,” Anne Braden, shares moments from her life as a civil rights worker in Louisville, KY.
Allan Evans and Henry Jordan, two young man who grew up in Chicago and attended Dartmouth, discuss The Foundation Years project. They talk about trying to recruit friends to Dartmouth, their campus experiences, and their coursework. They also talk about their experiences going through the public school system in Chicago, where they point out many of the inequalities for black students.
Allan Evans and Henry Jordan, two young man who grew up in Chicago and attended Dartmouth, discuss their childhoods and adolescent dealing with crime. The two also talk about their gang, The Vice Lords, and the police brutality they experienced. Next, the group talks about the The Foundation Years, a project from Dartmouth.
Alfreda Wells, the youngest child of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, talks about her mother's life and work as an investigative journalist and strong champion of civil and women's rights. This version does not have music.
Albert John Luthuli, President of the African National Congress, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Zulu Chief, discusses politics of South Africa. The interview includes discussions about his early life and education, and his teaching career, becoming chief of the Zulus, and working as the President of the African National Congress. He also explains his thoughts on peaceful methods of fighting against discrimination and apartheid in South Africa.