Listen Up Northwest program 20: Civil rights

Listen Up! Northwest program 20 features stories about the civil rights struggle in the Northwest.

Segments include:
* Billie Holliday's "Strange Fruit" addressed southern racial violence decades before the civil rights activities of the 50s and 60s. (Yuko Kodama, KBCS Seattle)
* The co-founder of the Seattle Black Panther Party describes the local impact of Martin Luther King's assassination. (Oneda Harris, KBCS Seattle)
* The largest student walkout in the history of the US took place in Los Angeles, suppported by the Brown Berets. Listen to an interview with one of the founders of this organization (Carlos Chavez, KBOO Portland)
* A Portland artist tackles issues of racism and reparations through innovative street performance (damali ayo and Dmae Roberts, Portland)

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

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