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Interchange – The Whole World Is Watching: The Legacy of 1968

Our opening song is “Inflated Tear” by Roland Kirk performed in Prague in 1967…a prelude of sorts of what was to come. Across the globe it was a year of countless uprisings. In the US it was the year of police violence against protesters at the Chicago Democratic Convention; it saw the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin …

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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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Books Unbound – “The Mulatto” by Victor Séjour

“The Mulatto” first appeared in 1837 in an anti-slavery magazine published by free people of color in France. Its author was the 19-year-old Victor Séjour, who had come as a student to Paris from New Orleans. Séjour was a French-speaking person of color whose baptismal record identifies him as a free quadroon. His father had come to New Orleans among …

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