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Civil rights veterans discuss issues on ‘MTSU On t...

Civil rights veterans discuss issues on ‘MTSU On the Record’

A new audience awaits an audio encore of last month’s Constitution Day celebration on the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

MTSU doctoral student Aleia Brown, left, listens intently while two titans of the civil rights movement, the Rev. C.T. Vivian, center, and the Rev. James Lawson discuss present-day civil rights challenges in Tucker Theatre Thursday, Sept. 15. The leaders' discusion was part of MTSU's annual Constitution Day events. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

MTSU doctoral student Aleia Brown, left, listens intently while two titans of the civil rights movement, the Rev. C.T. Vivian, center, and the Rev. James Lawson discuss present-day civil rights challenges in Tucker Theatre Sept. 17. The leaders’ discusion was part of MTSU’s annual Constitution Day events. (MTSU photos by J. Intintoli)

Host Gina Logue will present a condensed version of a Sept. 17 panel discussion involving the Revs. C.T. Vivian and James Lawson that will air from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ).

Moderated by MTSU doctoral student Aleia Brown, the event, titled “No Voice, No Choice: The Voting Rights Act at 50” took place at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre.

Topics ultimately ranged from income inequality to the use of disruption as a social justice tactic.

Lawson said that the group Black Lives Matter “will be coopted by the Democratic Party. They will be given jobs to run the presidential campaign in 2016 so that the evolvement or emergence of Black Lives Matter as an effective movement of change will be temporarily halted.”

In attacking the increasing distance between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” Vivian said, ”My fear right now is that the billionaires of this nation … are going to make it seem as though we have a democracy, where, in fact, that is in doubt.”

You can read extended coverage of the panel discussion and watch a video from the event here.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.


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