Performance of Charles Mingus' Epitaph
Fela Sowande discusses his career, music, and compares African culture and music to Western culture and music. Includes two songs that are sung by tenor Max Worthley. Includes a clip of a Nigerian Youth song. Includes performance by a Nigerian skiffle band. Sowande was inspired by [Anthony Gregascoigne], an English poet he met in England.
Interviewing author and musicologist Paul Berliner.
Discussing the book "The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958" (published by Morrow) with author and jazz historian John Litweiler.
Political science professor and author Russell Barrett discusses and reads excerpts from his book, “Integration at Ole Miss.” He examines the legal challenges, apathy, and aggression that contributed to the build up of racial tensions leading to the enrollment of the University of Mississippi’s first black student — James Meredith — and the resulting riots and violence. Includes a recording of the Chad Mitchell Trio singing "Alma Mater (About Ole Miss)."
Discussing Greece and interviewing George Blankston, Chris Janus and George Mavragenes [Includes a special message from Melina Mercouri].
Interviewing record producer and music historian Lawrence Cohn.
Discussing the topic "race writing" and the magazine "Critical Inquiry" (published by the University of Chicago Press) with author, educator and scholar Henry Louis Gates.
A discussion with sociologist and anthropologist St. Clair Drake at the time of his receiving an honorary award from Roosevelt University on the themes of his convocation address. A fascinating deep-dive into race relations from the Revolution to the Bicentennial, touching on the contradictions, crises and struggles that led to Black institutions and liberation. Studs plays several excerpts from previous programs with St.