Sound Clip of the Week - Nelson Mandela at the Oakland Coliseum four months after his release.
Nelson Mandela was freed from his political imprisonment in South Africa on February 2, 1990. On June 30, he was the guest of a rousing celebration and call to action at the Oakland Coliseum in California. Hear him speak and feel the power of his energy in this clip from the live Pacifica broadcast, hosted by Bari Scott. Listen to a clip here.
From the Vault 395: Nelson Mandela Tribute
On this edition of From the Vault we pay tribute to the life of anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela in three landmark speeches given after his release from prison in 1990, having served 27 years of a life sentence:
- Nelson Mandela's Address to the United Nations - June 22nd, 1990
- Nelson Mandela at the Oakland Coliseum - June 30th, 1990
- Nelson Mandela's Inauguration Address as the First Black President of South Africa - May 10th, 1994
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu concludes our program with a quick review on the history of South Africa over the past several decades, culminating with Mandela's election, from a speech given at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California on June 5th, 1994.
From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.
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American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 Project Underway!
Pacifica's largest grant preservation project "American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982", awarded from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grant for $128,000, launched October 1 and is underway! Our first batch of 450 tapes to be digitized and preserved are currently being pulled from their shelves and moved to the processing area in our climate-controlled vault. The box labels will soon be scanned, descriptions will be updated, and tape conditions assessed before being shipped to our digitization guru George Blood, LP in Philadelphia, PA. While you wait to hear more from this collection, consider making a $25 donation to receive our "American Women Sampler CD" available here: PZ0904
Wrapping up GRAMMY Foundation Grant work
The Pacifica Radio Archives thanks the GRAMMY Foundation for its assistance in funding our preservation of two terrific series of historical radio programs from WBAI-FM: The Free Music Store, an eclectic free concert series from the 1970s, and the Mind's Eye Theatre, WBAI's unique experiment in radio theatre from the late 1960's. Everything in our vaults from these two series has now officially been digitized and will be available as a pledge gift during our upcoming annual Pacifica Radio Archives Fund Drive!