black history month #1: dreams deferred did explodeunnamed

This week begins a series of programs for Black History Month. Langston Hughes’ birthday on February 1 was celebrated by Google with a special Langston logo. So we’ll listen to  performances of his work—including a rare recording of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (who died last year in her 90s), some of his own readings, and a new album of songs based on his poems.

We’ll observe the 55th anniversary of the beginnings of the student sit-in movement, featuring a documentary album made by Guy Carawan of the Nashville sit-ins which began in February 1960. You might say that it was in February 1960 that dreams deferred started exploding.

culture of protest thurs 2/5/15 6 pm pst kcsb 91.9fm