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Program
Kidnapping in North Carolina
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-h707w67k6x
Pacifica Radio Archives
BB0210
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BB0210_Kidnapping_in_North_Carolina
Description
An interview with twenty-year-old John Lowery, a freedom rider who went to Monroe, North Carolina, along with 12 others to help with anti-segregation picketing, conducted by Elsa Knight Thompson and Mike Tigar. Lowery was indicted on the same kidnapping charge lodged against Robert Williams, the president of Union County's NAACP branch. Lowery gives a detailed account of the rioting on August 27, 1961, that led to the indictments. He discusses nonviolence as a tactic, the tendency of some southern African American communities to take up arms for protection, and the presence of the Ku Klux Klan in Monroe. For information on Robert Williams and John Lowery, see Timothy B. Tyson, Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams & the Roots of Black Power (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999).
Broadcast
1962-05-04
Created
1962-04-26
Genres
Interview
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
African Americans--Civil rights--History
Contributor
Thompson, Elsa Knight, Interviewer
Lowery, John, Interviewee
Tigar, Mike, Interviewer
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:41:42
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Citation
Chicago: “Kidnapping in North Carolina,” 1962-05-04, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 23, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-h707w67k6x.
MLA: “Kidnapping in North Carolina.” 1962-05-04. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 23, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-h707w67k6x>.
APA: Kidnapping in North Carolina. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-h707w67k6x