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MSPR Specials for Black History Month 2016

Jan 25, 2016

"Moments of the Movement" 

  • Daily segments of recordings of the personal histories and testimonials of foot soldiers from the Civil Rights Movement. Some of these stories are harrowing, others are uplifting, but they all convey our collective journey as a nation toward new heights of equality.

"Right Man for the Time- A Tribute to Jackie Robinson" -- Tuesday, February 9th @ 9:30am

  • The Mormon Tabernacle Choir pays tribute to Jackie Robinson. Music for the show includes "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "I'm Runnin' On", "Down to the River to Pray" and more.

"Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" -- Tuesday, February 9th @ 10am

  • A series that follows three African-American women coping with breast cancer. Over the course of six months, these women share their thoughts and fears, their struggles and triumphs, as their audio diaries capture the realities of a disease that will afflict more than 12 percent of American women at some point in their lives.

"The Legacy of Massive Resistance" -- Tuesday, February 9th @ 11am

  • When faced with a court order to integrate, Prince Edward County in Virginia closed its entire school system in 1959 rather than integrate. Now, former students are telling their story.

 “Messenger of Peace- Tribute to Nelson Mandela” -- Tuesday, February 16th @ 9:30am

  • This Heritage show contains a Spoken Word tribute to Nelson Mandela, the great leader who inspired and healed a nation. Its music captures the heart with spirituals born of America′s own apartheid struggles: “The Gospel Train;” “When the Saints Go Marching In;” “Deep River;” and “Down By the Riverside.”

“Memories of the Movement Part One” -- Tuesday, February 16th @ 10am

  • Several of the men and women who served on the frontlines or behind the scenes share their painful, poignant and personal memories of the Civil Rights Movement.

“Race and the Space Race" -- Tuesday, February 16th @ 11am

  • The Space Age began when America was going through a wrenching battle over Civil Rights.  And because the heart of the old Confederacy was chosen as its base, NASA  played an unintended role in Civil Rights history.  In this program, we hear how this happened and we hear the stories of the people who broke the color line at NASA.  Their stories of frustration and their stories of perseverance.  Produced by Richard Paul with Soundprint and narrated by Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in Space, “Race and the Space Race” tells the unlikely story of Civil Rights and the Space Program.

“A Legacy of Home” -- Tuesday, February 23rd @ 9:30am

  • Pam Laws joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for this Music & the Spoken Word Heritage special. Music includes "The Gospel Train" - "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" and more.

"Memories of the Movement Part Two"  -- Tuesday, February 23rd @ 10am

  • Several of the men and women who served on the frontlines or behind the scenes share their painful, poignant and personal memories of the Civil Rights Movement.