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    fyi...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu P.S. Did anyone get any good Alabama history books from Santa???? ... From: Jeffrey G. Charnley [mailto:charnle2@msu.edu]
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      P.S. Did anyone get any good Alabama history books from Santa????

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jeffrey G. Charnley [mailto:charnle2@...]
      Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 3:25 PM
      To: H-ORALHIST@...
      Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: "WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN?" CIVIL RIGHTS AUDIO
      ORAL HISTORY TO BE BROADCAST ONLINE


      From: Sarah Torian
      Southern Regional Council
      Atlanta, Georgia
      storian@...


      "WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN?" CIVIL RIGHTS AUDIO ORAL HISTORY TO BE
      BROADCAST ONLINE

      Atlanta's Public Broadcasting station will be rebroadcasting "Will the
      Circle Be Unbroken?" the
      Southern Regional Council's Peabody Award-winning oral history of the
      Civil Rights Movement each
      Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST). The series will be played locally on
      WABE 90.1 as well as via
      the internet at: www.chaincast.com. We are encouraging school and
      community groups to listen to
      the broadcasts to help initiate open dialogues about civil rights and
      racial justice. We are also
      expanding our website (www.southerncouncil.org) to offer discussion
      questions and activities to
      use in conjunction with the series, including email access to 1960s
      civil rights activist Cleve
      Sellers.

      Please pass the word along about this exciting oral history internet
      broadcast.

      We also welcome any feedback and suggestions about the internet
      activities from oral historians
      who have used oral history in the classroom.

      Thanks,
      Sarah Torian
      Southern Regional Council
      Atlanta, Georgia
      storian@...

      PRESS RELEASE

      Will the Circle Be Unbroken? to Be Simulcast on the Internet via
      Atlanta's WABE 90.1

      Peabody Award-winning series begins January 16, 2001

      ATLANTA  JANUARY 5, 2001

      In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Atlanta-based WABE 90.1
      will begin airing Southern
      Regional Council's Peabody Award-winning audio documentary, "Will the
      Circle Be Unbroken? An Audio
      History of the Civil Rights Movement in Five Southern Communities and
      the Music of Those Times."
      The series can be heard in WABE's broadcast area and online via
      ChainCast.com (www.chaincast.com).

      "This is best way-short of time travel-to experience the Civil Rights
      Movement," said Julian Bond,
      historian, chairman of the NAACP, and civil rights activist.

      Beginning on Tuesday, January 16, 2001, the thirteen-hour series will be
      aired in each Tuesday
      between 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST with the final segment broadcast on
      Tuesday, April 10.

      A closing program on April 17, created by Youth Radio, will include a
      panel discussion of Grady
      High School students who will have listened to the series together and
      will be broadcast in the
      same time slot. Students will discuss the history of the Civil Rights
      Movement as well as how
      issues of racial and social justice impact their lives today.

      The Southern Regional Council is encouraging school and community groups
      to organize listening
      circles during the broadcasts. Discussion questions and activities will
      be available on the SRC
      website  www.southerncouncil.org.

      Aired on more than 250 public radio stations nationwide, "Will the
      Circle Be Unbroken?" tells the
      story of the Civil Rights Movement in five Southern cities: Little Rock,
      Arkansas; Jackson,
      Mississippi; Montgomery, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and Columbia, South
      Carolina. The series
      portrays the Civil Rights Movement for what it truly was-the work of
      thousands of everyday people
      who were the foot soldiers of resistance and social change. It goes
      behind the headlines and to
      the streets, living rooms, courts, and churches, to present the stories
      of unknown black and white
      heroes whose stories remain largely untold. Their riveting first-person
      narrative is woven through
      rare archival recordings, popular period music and the narration of
      NPR's Vertamae Grosvenor.

      "The series, 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken?' was magnificent. It was
      moving, straight-forward and,
      I think, the perfect mix to share the focus of the Civil Rights Movement
      with my eighth-grade
      students," says Kelly Bryan, a teacher in Columbia, South Carolina.

      In order to support teachers who wish to use this resource and its
      accompanying curriculum guide,
      in their classrooms, the Southern Regional Council will be offering
      workshops for Georgia teachers
      on the series this summer.

      The series was produced by George King for the Southern Regional Council
      and is comprised of the
      oral history interviews of more than 250 people, collected over a
      twenty-year period. The Southern
      Regional Council is an 80-year old nonprofit, nonpartisan organization
      that works to promote
      racial justice, protect democratic rights, and broaden civic
      participation in the Southern United
      States. Major funding for the series was provided by the Corporation for
      Public Broadcasting
      (CPB), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Ford
      Foundation.
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