Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program continues our commemoration of the life, times and contributions of Comandante President Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016). In this program we present additional tributes paid to the revolutionary leader and founder of the Cuban Revolution from around the world. During the first segment we will present a rare archival audio file of a speech delivered by Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro at Harvard Law School in 1959. Later we review the United States effort to overthrow the Cuban Revolution through the Bay of Pigs invastion of early 1961 and subsequent plots to cover-up the actual role of the administration of John F. Kennedy. In the second hour we talk with Prof. Charles Simmons (Emeritus) of Detroit who as a youth protested deployment in the United States Air Force surrounding the Cuban Missile crisis of October 1962. Simmons later visited Cuba in 1964 with other youth activists when they met the-then Prime Minister Fidel Castro and numerous leaders of the Revolution. In later years Simmons worked as a senior correspondent for the Muhammad Speaks newspaper and the Associated Press writing extensively on African and Middle Eastern affairs. In the final hour we look at the role of culture in the Cuban Revolution and its transformation over the decades.
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