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Title
Report from the South - James Bevel
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-j09w08ws94
Pacifica Radio Archives
BB0358
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BB0358_James_Bevel_speech
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This record is featured in “Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement.”

Description
In the summer of 1963, KPFA, KPFK, and WBAI scheduled regular hours for news updates "from the South" from their correspondent Dale Minor. This particular update follows an arrest in Savannah, Georgia, of civil rights activist Hosea Williams, the leader of the Chatham County Crusade for Voters, and ensuing demonstrations and violence. At a mass meeting, Rev. James Bevel of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), visiting from Mississippi, a veteran of the sit-in movement, the freedom rides, and the Birmingham campaign, speaks about the need to keep the movement non-violent and angrily castigates those who resort to violence because it endangers the movement. Bevel criticizes whites for desiring law and order and peace and quiet rather than justice and expresses disapproval of the civil rights bill that President Kennedy recently sent to Congress. Bevel is introduced by Rev. Andrew Young, another official of SCLC. Following his speech, Bevel leads the audience in the song, Which Side Are You On?
Broadcast
1963-08-14
Created
1963-07-12
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
Southern Christian Leadership Conference; African Americans--Civil rights--History
Contributor
Young, Andrew, Speaker
Minor, Dale, Commentator
Bevel, James, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Speaker
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:45:45
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Citation
Chicago: “Report from the South - James Bevel,” 1963-08-14, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 23, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-j09w08ws94.
MLA: “Report from the South - James Bevel.” 1963-08-14. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 23, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-j09w08ws94>.
APA: Report from the South - James Bevel. 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-j09w08ws94