"Illinois Turns 200" podcast is out! Read the Story

Interviewing St. Clair Drake, author of "Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City."

BROADCAST: May. 10, 1976 | DURATION: 00:53:48

Digital audio not yet public.

Synopsis

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. Clair Drake discussing his travels and work in Africa. The program originally contained a song about Black regiments in the Civil War and ends with "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" from "Hair".