Malcolm X was assassinated 45 years ago this weekend. Earlier this year, WNYC Radio unearthed a 1960s interview between the civil rights leader and WNYC journalist Eleanor Fischer. Malcolm X talks passionately about the deep roots of segregation in America; the political and psychological state of the Black community; the need to build the Black leadership; and his strong condemnation of Martin Luther King's methods.
Read the rest of the article and listen to the interview here.
Click on the link below to listen to Jackie Robinson's Final Interview on Oct. 18, 1972:
This exclusive radio interview by Larry Upton, a former shortstop in the Brooklyn Dodger Organization and a Boston radio sportscaster and anchorman, is the last reported interview of the legendary Robinson, before he died of a heart attack on Oct. 24, 1972. This interview aired on a Boston radio station just six days prior to Robinson's passing.
Upton conducted this candid interview to get Robinson's reaction to "Sporting News" announcing his entry into baseball was the greatest sports story of the past 25 years.
During this seven minute interview, Robinson discussed how he saved the game of baseball by breaking down the color barrier. He also revealed his greatest thrill of the game and talked about the devastating loss of his son, Jackie Jr.
According to Upton, "Jackie Robinson was more than just a great baseball player; he was a great human being."
In light of Black History month, CMG is honoring those individuals who left their footprints on our culture with a special tribute site.
On this site you will be able to read about CMG's legendary clients, click through photos, and even purchase fan memorabilia.
In addition, an essay contest as part of CMG's month-long tribute to commemorate African American heritage, will be held. The theme of this year's contest is: "One dream, one nation." Click here for more details.