The Michael Slate Show:Why Are We Still Fighting for Justice Today - Conversation with Revolutionary Artist Dread Scott, Plus Thoughts from Bob Avakian and Cornel West 
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The Michael Slate Show  Why Are We Still Fighting for Justice Today - Conversation with Revolutionary Artist Dread Scott, Plus Thoughts from Bob Avakian and Cornel West   
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Michael Slate  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
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Revolutionary artist Dread Scott has been creating inspiring, beautiful and provocative works of art for decades. Some of his works, including A MAN WAS LYNCHED BY POLICE YESTERDAY, were recently included in a show called For Freedoms at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. He describes it as an updated version of a flag that the NAACP used to hang from their national headquarters in New York whenever someone was lynched, "A MAN WAS LYNCHED YESTERDAY." In the late 1920s and early '30s they would hang this from their headquarters as part of their anti-lynching campaign.

Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015? This is a segment from the DVD, Revolution and Religion, the Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion, a Dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian, which took place in late 2014, at Riverside Church in New York. This was after the police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but before the grand jury refused to indict the cop who murdered him. It was also in the aftermath of military-style raids on housing projects in Harlem, when the NYPD rounded up dozens of black youth. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual and a Professor at Union Theological Seminary, and Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party.  
Dread Scott (Revolutyionary Artist); Bob Avakian (Chairman, Revolutionary Communist Party); Cornel West (Professor, Union Theological Seminary) 
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Broadcast ready with a musical break at 39:59 and can accommodate local id if needed. If you use the show or simply check it out, write to us at with your comments, criticisms, suggestions and questions.   Michael Slate - Host and Producer
Henry Carson - Assistant Producer
Jeff Pryor - Production Assistant
Matt Cwiklinski - Production Assistant
Teddy Robinson - Engineer  
Arts and Humanities | Politics and Activism | Society and Culture | Governance / Law | Human Rights | Civil Liberties | Police Brutality | Ethnicity | Racism | Religion in Society  
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View Script    08-10-2016  English 
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