‘MTSU On the Record’ analyzes impact of youth on N...

‘MTSU On the Record’ analyzes impact of youth on NAACP progress (+VIDEO)

The contributions of young people to the NAACP’s civil rights activism were the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Thomas Bynum

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Thomas Bynum, assistant professor of history, aired this month on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation here.

Bynum NAACP Youth book cover webBynum is the author of “NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom: 1936-1965,” which chronicles how the country’s oldest civil rights group organized young adults into a force for social change.

“What I wanted to do with this book is to show that the NAACP used other measures outside of litigation to effect change,” said Bynum, “and you certainly see it with the youth councils and college chapters of the NAACP, because these young people wanted to employ direct action to break down racial discrimination, those barriers that relegated them to second-class citizenship.”

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.

A video clip of the program can be viewed below.

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