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Destination Freedom's podcast

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Destination Freedom Black Radio Days, live radio show/podcast celebrates 20 years picks up where the first nationwide African-American radio drama, produced in Chicago by Richard Durham more than sixty years ago, left off. The show walked a daring line between reform and revolution, and was shut do… read more

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Emmett Till/ Black Radio Drama

Emmett Till/ Black Radio Drama

Emmett Till was murdered 65 years ago on August 28 1955 in Money, Mississippi. At only 14 years old, he was kidnapped, brutally tortured, lynched and killed during a racially motivated hate crime that ultimately helped launch the modern-day civil rights movement. On August 30, 2019, Elijah McClain was taken off life support after being tortured by Aurora PD days before in Aurora, Colorado. The past is not past. The specter of Till’s devastating crime remains ever-present through modern day racially motivated murders. The burdens borne by families such as Emmett's (Thelma Wright Edwards and Deborah Watts), Eli McClain, (Sheneen McClain), George Floyd’s (Philonise and LaTonya Floyd) Ahmaud Arbery’s (Wanda Cooper Jones and Marcus Arbery Sr.), Trayvon Martin’s (Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin), Jordan Davis’ (Lucy McBath and Ron Davis), Eric Garner’s (Gwen Carr), Breonna Taylor’s (Tamika Palmer) De Von Bailey and many others force them to speak up loudly, demand justice and take action when others won’t. On August 28th at 7 PM Mountain Time, Tune in and listen or watch as Destination Freedom Black Radio Days presents: “A Letter from Heaven to America from Emmett Till” by donnie l. betts. “A Letter from Heaven to America from Emmett Till” a radio drama/podcast featuring music and sound effects. “Letter” has 14-year-old Owen Zitek as Till and Betty Hart as Mamie Till and Brian Landis Folkins followed by a concert of 23 minutes for every year that Elijah McClain was on this planet. Players include Monique Brooks Roberts, Lionel Young, Andrew Jacob Betts, Onxy Oats, Shelia Davis,MD Annastezhaa Mitchell-Curtis and Kari Clifton all are string players like Elijah McClain.

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Destination Freedom Black Radio Days

Destination Freedom Black Radio Days

That boundary-breaking program, Destination Freedom, dramatized the lives of great figures in African-American and other people of color past and present. The 2019-2020 season will examine the intersection of law and law enforcement and community of color.

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