Sunday, July 4, 2010

Show for July 4, 2010. Lift Every Voice and Sing: the Story of an Anthem. Frank Kameny: Gay Rights Before Stonewall.

Two stories for the 4th of July: In part 1, we listen to performances of Lift Every Voice and Sing, sometimes called the black national anthem, as historian Imani Perry discusses its meaning and importance to the civil rights struggle. In part 2, Frank Kameny recalls the early days of the gay rights movement. Kameny, now 85, led some of the key battles for gay equality, picketing the White House and staging 4th of July protests in the mid-1960s.

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