civil rights http://wyso.org en Book Nook: My Mantelpiece - a Memoir of Survival and Social Justice, by Carolyn Goodman http://wyso.org/post/book-nook-my-mantelpiece-memoir-survival-and-social-justice-carolyn-goodman <p>Andrew Goodman was a young man from New York who went to Mississippi during the summer of 1964 to participate in the civil rights struggles that were taking place then in the South. Shortly after he arrived he vanished. Andrew and two other civil rights workers had been taken by members of the Ku Klux Klan and brutally murdered. Their bodies were found some time later.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:53:05 +0000 Vick Mickunas 52541 at http://wyso.org Book Nook: My Mantelpiece - a Memoir of Survival and Social Justice, by Carolyn Goodman Freedom Summer: Fifty Years and Remembering http://wyso.org/post/freedom-summer-fifty-years-and-remembering <p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Dave Barber 51760 at http://wyso.org Freedom Summer: Fifty Years and Remembering Call & Response: Malcolm X's Legacy In Dayton and Beyond http://wyso.org/post/call-response-malcolm-xs-legacy-dayton-and-beyond <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif">Call and Response is an African American produced show about the Miami Valley. It is a program that stimulates and engages the core WYSO audience while speaking especially to listeners of color. Call and Response is an opportunity to share in the collective history of the multicultural community we call home.</font></p> Sun, 18 May 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Basim Blunt & Daryl Ward 50115 at http://wyso.org Call & Response: Malcolm X's Legacy In Dayton and Beyond Mad River Theater Works Presents: Everybody's Hero http://wyso.org/post/mad-river-theater-works-presents-everybodys-hero <p></p><p>At the start of the summer of 1947, television was brand new, the sound barrier had not been broken, and baseball was a white man’s game. By the time the fall arrived, all that had changed. President Truman addressed the nation for the first time on TV, Chuck Yeager flew faster than any man ever had, and Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 WYSO 47800 at http://wyso.org Mad River Theater Works Presents: Everybody's Hero Changing the Course of Civil Rights in Yellow Springs 50 Years Ago This Week http://wyso.org/post/changing-course-civil-rights-yellow-springs-50-years-ago-week <p>The controversy began in 1960 at the Gegner Barber Shop located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The owner, Lewis Gegner, claimed “I don’t know how to cut their (Negro’s) hair” and refused to provide service to African Americans.</p><p>By 1960, the Antioch Committee for Racial Equality (ACRE) and the Antioch Chapter of the NAACP were successful in desegregating other businesses in the Village of Yellow Springs. But Gegner refused even after being fined for violating the local anti-discrimination ordinance.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Jocelyn Robinson 47032 at http://wyso.org Changing the Course of Civil Rights in Yellow Springs 50 Years Ago This Week