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Huey Newton Speaks
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Paredon Records, 1970), 48 mins

Huey P. Newton, one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party, was arrested in the late 1960s on charges of shooting a police officer. In this 1970 interview recorded in his prison cell, Newton explains his views on many social and political issues of the time. Among the topics discussed are Newton’s...

produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Paredon Records, 1970), 48 mins
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Senator Joseph R. McCarthy
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(Folkways Records, 1968), 48 mins

February 9th, 1950: McCarthy “discovered Communism the way Columbus discovered America.” Here is a record of McCarthy’s infamous interrogations of accused “communists,” with commentary from Emile de Antonio describing how in fact the junior Senator from Wisconsin perfected “the big lie technique” t...

(Folkways Records, 1968), 48 mins
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Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 1
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written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 39 mins

Ossie Davis reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, edited by Dr. Philip Foner, which traces the abolitionist and statesman’s life from early childhood through to his most significant political accomplishments. This first volume establishes the personal and educational foundation on which Doug...

written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 39 mins
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Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 2
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written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 53 mins

Ossie Davis reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, edited by Dr. Philip Foner, which traces the abolitionist and statesman’s life from early childhood through to his significant political accomplishments. This second volume begins with Douglass’ editorial leadership at the anti-slavery newspaper T...

written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 53 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 33 mins
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Excerpts from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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written by Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790; produced by L. Jesse Lemisch (Folkways Records, 1961), 46 mins
written by Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790; produced by L. Jesse Lemisch (Folkways Records, 1961), 46 mins
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W.E.B. DuBois: A Recorded Autobiography, Interview with Moses Asch
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 12 mins

This is the extraordinary life of W.E.B. DuBois in his own words. The autobiographical account begins at age seventeen as DuBois left Massachusetts to attend Fisk University in 1885, and ends in the 1940s as DuBois describes his struggles with the NAACP. Each experience that DuBois shares is marked by his perce...

(Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 12 mins
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The Un-Typical Politician
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produced by Myles M. Platt, fl. 1956 (Folkways Records, 1956), 48 mins

Is there a typical politician? Once he was caricatured as an overweight cigar smoker, but political scientists have drawn a picture of a human being with strengths and weaknesses. Myles Platt has selected musical clips and sound bites from presidents and senators to look for "a common pattern of behavior."

produced by Myles M. Platt, fl. 1956 (Folkways Records, 1956), 48 mins
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