Producer/ Host: Dedon Kamathi 323-646-4814
Hotep this is Freedom Now’s agenda for this Tues March 31, 2009. Our theme tonight is a tribute to the recently deceased John Hope Franklin who transition on March 25 to the ancestor realm. Professor Manu Ampin a reknowned Kemit & Nubian Scholar as well as revisionist historian on Dr. Martin Luther King will present a tribute to or 94 year old cross over elder. We will play a speech he gave on the Development of Black History. In this speech he addresses the assassination of Dr.Martin Luther King which had occurred a year earlier, as well as revisionism or the rewriting of US history and the rise of Black History. John Hope Franklins was a significant mainstream African historian whose books especially “From Slavery To Freedom” is thee most read Black History book in the US with over 4 million copies sold. It was and is required reading at most colleges and university Black Studies program and was the book used in the transition of Black history into America studies.
Most activists from the civil rights, Black Power and Pan African movement gained much of our intellectual understanding of our history in the US from his descriptive writing of our path in the US from day 1. This speech is reflective of the academic milieu of the late 1960ties.
Brotha Mateef will provide insight in the Federal injunction commanding California to build a series of new medical prisons with our raising the bars prison segment.
Of course we will have the African Drum Beat historical calendar with Dedon.
Our music mix will include Zap Mama our theme song, Marvin Gay, Dub Fari, Amassakou Terrene, Funkadelics, Donald Byrd, Michael Mixing Moore . We will have clips from Brother Minister Farrakhan, Dr. M.L.King and the film . Goodbye Home Uncle Tom.
So keep your radio and web browser locked, and take note that Tonights program can be reheard for the next 90 days at KPFK.org, Audio Archives and scroll to Freedom Now. As always we stand ready for the Revolution.
We wish to than Sista Zionne, Karaza, Dariran, Jose and all those who have contributed to tonights production.