Our Earnest Struggle:Freedom Reimagined 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Our Earnest Struggle  Freedom Reimagined  Of Maroons, Freedom Fighters, and Black Panthers 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Darien Lamen  Specials  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
The word "freedom" gets thrown around an awful lot in the service of knee-jerk U.S. nationalism (see for example, Freedom Fries, USA Freedom Kids, etc.). But as Neil Roberts argues, freedom resides not in any particular country, but in the actual process of struggling to free ourselves from "the funk" we're all born into.

Neil Roberts is a professor of Africana Studies at Williams College. He's the author of Freedom as Marronage (2015) and the editor of A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass (2018).

In this freewheeling episode, he shows us how African American thought and popular culture provide ample resources for reimagining freedom so we can experience it for ourselves. 
Neil Roberts 
Notes: Credits:
A series dedicated to celebrating the living legacy of Frederick Douglass. Features critical commentary from artists, activists, and scholars in Rochester, New York, and beyond.
Produced for Rochester Community Media and WXIR 100.9 LPFM in 2018 to mark the bicentennial of Douglass's birth. 
Produced by Darien Lamen 
Politics and Activism | Film | History | Philosophy | African-American  
Version 1:   
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script    06-22-2018  English 
Segment Length
File Info
ourearneststruggle  192Kbps mp3 (73.19MB) Mono 


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