"I Have a Dream" Excerpt
In 1963, over 250,000 supporters of the Civil Rights Movement gathered in the nation's capital to rally for equal employment opportunities and freedom for African Americans. This audio excerpt from the historic march includes the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech in its entirety.
Interview with W.E.B. Du Bois
In 1961 Folkways Records founder Moses Asch interviewed W.E.B. Du Bois, recording an oral history of the most prominent intellectual leader and political activist on behalf of African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. Here Du Bois discusses his thoughts on Booker T. Washington and his role in the founding of the NAACP.
Poetry Reading by Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez is a well-known artist of the Black Arts Movement. A poet, playwright, scholar, and activist, she has been a passionate advocate for African Americans and women. Sanchez is known for melding the blues with traditional poetic forms, as heard here in a reading from her 1971 Folkways recording A Sun Lady for All Seasons Reads Her Poetry.