Posts Tagged ‘Civil Rights’

Tanner Colby

August 12 . 2013

Tanner Colby chronicles America’s troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories in Some of My Best Friends Are Black.

Dina Hampton

April 17 . 2013

In Little Red, based on extensive original interviews and archival research, Dina Hampton tells the compelling, interwoven life stories of three schoolmates.

Jonathan Rieder, A C Grayling

April 11 . 2013

Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the letter that ML King write from jail, illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights in Gospel of Freedom. Then A C Grayling talks about The God Argument.

Mark Potok, Rob Boston

March 11 . 2013

Hate groups are on the rise and Mark Potok with the Southern Poverty Law Center tells us who they are. Later, Rob Boston, senior policy analyst with Americans United discusses separation of church and state issues.

Taylor Branch

January 15 . 2013

Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch brings to life eighteen pivotal dramas in The King Years, beginning with the impromptu speech that turned an untested, twenty-six-year-old Martin Luther King forever into a public figure on the first night of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Joe Mozingo, Nina Jablonski

January 7 . 2013

The Fiddler on Pantico Run is the beautifully written account of Joe Mozingo’s quest to discover his family’s lost past. Later,  Nina G. Jablonski’s, Living Color is the first book to investigate the social history of skin color from prehistory to the present.

Tanner Colby, Jose Baez

July 20 . 2012

Tanner Colby chronicles America’s troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories in Some of My Best Friends Are Black. Then, Jose Baez, the attorney who helped Casey Anthony walk out of jail talks about the case in Presumed Guilty.

David Talbot

July 9 . 2012

In Season of the Witch, David Talbot recounts the gripping story of San Francisco in the turbulent years between 1967 and 1982—and of the extraordinary men and women who led to the city’s ultimate rebirth and triumph.

Larry Hancock

May 18 . 2012

In The Awful Grace of God, Larry Hancock chronicles a multi-year effort to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by a group of the nation’s most violent right-wing extremists.

David Corn, Mark Potok

April 16 . 2012

In Showdown, political journalist David Corn captures the dilemmas faced by a president assailed by disappointed progressives and defiantly obstructionist Republicans determined to see his defeat. Then, Mark Potok with the Southern Poverty Law Center talks about the rise of racial intolerance in the Trayvon Martin case.