A recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program previewed MTSU’s annual celebration of Black History Month.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Vincent Windrow, director of the MTSU Intercultural and Diversity Center and chair of the Black History Month Committee, aired on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org). You can listen to it here.
The theme of this year’s observance is “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.”
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order proclaiming all blacks enslaved in the Confederate states to be free.
It also marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom spearheaded by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was at this march on the Washington, D.C., mall where King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives here and here. For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
You can learn more about upcoming Black History Month events at mtsunews.com/black-history-month-2013. You also can learn more from video excerpts from Windrow’s Jan. 28 appearance on “MTSU On the Record,” the university’s weekly public affairs radio program on WMOT-FM 89.5, below.