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Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast presents our regular PANW reports with emphasis placed on developments in the aftermath of the racist massacre of nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina. The second hour continues the acknowledgement of Black Music Month where we feature a rare archival interview of legendary African American Jazz composer and artist John Coltrane talking with writer Frank Kofsky. Coltrane talks about Malcolm X, social issues and his journey towards making innovations in the music field. In the final hour we focus on the history of Charleston, South Carolina through a classic radio broadcast from 1948 on Denmark Vesey who led a slave rebellion in 1822. The massacre in Charleston on June 17 took place just one day after the scheduled slave rebellion some 193 years ago. We conclude the program with the music of Leroy Carr (1905-1935) who was originally from Nashville and made a tremendous contribution to African American Blues music during the early 20th century.

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