Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora

This program was rescheduled for next week. Instead Celeste and Cecil hosted a call in on Monday's Supreme Court decisions. They discussed the Hobby Lobby decision, in which the Court ruled that for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under Obamacare. They also talked about Harris v. Quinn case, in which the court ruled that in some cases, unions could not collect fees from one particular class of public employees who did not want to join.

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with  Shana Redmond, author of "Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora." They will discuss the role of music in black life, social movements and history.

Shana Redmond has explored key compositions and performances around the world—from James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” that mobilized the NAACP to Nina Simone’s “To Be Young, Gifted & Black” which became the Black National Anthem of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). She is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is a former musician and labor organizer.



 

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