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Writers Against Racism: Authors Remember The Civil Rights Movement

Laura De Silva from Open Road Integrated Media sent me this valuable video with interviews featuring Alice Walker – as well Virginia Hamilton (M.C. Higgins, the Great) and William Styron (The Confessions of Nat Turner). I would have posted it yesterday but my blog software was ‘acting up’.

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  1. arnold adoff says:

    thanks so much, amy…my piece was taken from a longer interview with open road as we worked together to enhance some of virginia’s ebooks they are putting out there…will be twelve titles very soon…and my collection of virginia’s speeches, essays and conversations will be out in ebook format with scholastic….
    young people need to understand how the “movement” was happening inside minds and onto streets and movie theaters and restaurants…even in little college towns like yellow springs, ohio…so much like the “occupy” movement(s) of today…really just beginning….
    these lines of energy and action…always build like fires under thick mattings of wet leaves and underbrush on the forest floor….smoke almost invisible…until the light and heat of the fires….
    talk to your granmas and grandads…and use the lessons of histories to go beyond…forward….
    finally: go google names of the martyrs little mentioned…college students gunned down during demonstrations….those unjustly jailed…forced to flee…
    we owe it to the memories of those lynched and murdered and “disappeared…” marginaized and
    silenced…and to dubois and robeson…malcolm and hampton….on and on….
    those struggles began decades before the “movement” and are continuing…must continue…beyond our own times….