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Religious Witness for Human Dignity

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, titled "Religious Witness for Human Dignity," at Arizona State University's Goodwin Stadium. The recording includes a brief talk with Arizona NAACP supporters at the Tanner Chapel AME Church in Phoenix earlier the same day.

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1964-06-03

Mother's Day Program

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Austin Coleman introduces this program celebrating Mothers' Day. It features Sid McCoy reading "At My Mother's Knee," Eleanor Ragsdale commenting on the event, and Lincoln Ragsdale presenting a sermon on "The Negro Mother." Lincoln Ragsdale also asks for

Austin Coleman introduces this program celebrating Mothers' Day. It features Sid McCoy reading "At My Mother's Knee," Eleanor Ragsdale commenting on the event, and Lincoln Ragsdale presenting a sermon on "The Negro Mother." Lincoln Ragsdale also asks for volunteers to assist with Martin Luther King's planned visit to "Montgomery Stadium" on June 3.

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1964

Easter Season Broadcast

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Austin Coleman hosts this Easter season program. It features an Easter message from Lincoln Ragsdale, commentary by Ragsdale regarding discrimination, and an announcement of a demonstration to be held at the Capitol "Monday at noon."

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1964-03-22

Sunday Morning Broadcast

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This program, dedicated to Mr. Milton Thomas Ellis, features Lincoln Ragsdale discussing an event in Coolidge, Arizona in which two Blacks entered a restaurant to ask for food “that they might go outside and eat” and were arrested and fined

This program, dedicated to Mr. Milton Thomas Ellis, features Lincoln Ragsdale discussing an event in Coolidge, Arizona in which two Blacks entered a restaurant to ask for food “that they might go outside and eat” and were arrested and fined $1,500. Ragsdale also calls for increased NAACP membership and reflects on a march in Pinal County in the previous year. The program also includes announcements of upcoming events and opportunities for "young negro women" to work with the "new IBM machines and new telephone switchboards" being installed at the Valley Life Insurance Company.

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1964-03-01

Sunday Morning Broadcast

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This broadcast features Lincoln Ragsdale reflecting on the Black community's progress during 1963, including marches and attacks on himself and his family, and a “Special program by Dr. Martin Luther King" composed of excerpts from King speeches arranged in news

This broadcast features Lincoln Ragsdale reflecting on the Black community's progress during 1963, including marches and attacks on himself and his family, and a “Special program by Dr. Martin Luther King" composed of excerpts from King speeches arranged in news program format. Also included are tributes to community members, including Ms. Lillian Brown (a member of the Wesley Methodist Church and an employee of the Valley Life Insurance Company), Pastor Rollins Winslow and members of the of the WMC, Miss Maybelline Walker (a member of the Pentecostal Church and a Valley Life and Casualty employee), Mrs. Flora Mae Smith (a member of the Union Baptist Church and mother of eight young children), and Mrs. Freddie Mae Reagan (a member of the Pentecostal Church and the the newest member of the Valley Life and Casualty staff).

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1964-01-12

Special Broadcast

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In this broadcast, Austin Coleman discusses the sit-in held by the Youth Council of the Maricopa County Chapter of the NAACP at the El Ray Café and Lincoln Ragsdale speaks on the "stepped-up integration movement."

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1963-09-09

Sunday Morning Broadcast

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This broadcast begins with Rev. G. Benjamin Brooks giving the NAACP's report for 1963, including a chronological account of events in Maricopa County, and thanking his listeners for the 27,000 votes they cast in his favor during his run for

This broadcast begins with Rev. G. Benjamin Brooks giving the NAACP's report for 1963, including a chronological account of events in Maricopa County, and thanking his listeners for the 27,000 votes they cast in his favor during his run for Phoenix City Council. Lincoln Ragsdale speaks on the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Bull Connor, Medgar Evers, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and Black workers employed by Phoenix businesses.

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1963-12-29

Broadcast

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In this broadcast, Austin Coleman promotes Dr. Martin Luther King's upcoming visit, which is scheduled for May 27th at Montgomery Stadium. Lincoln Ragsdale thanks his listeners for their support of his father during his illness and discusses local church activities and events.

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1964-04-26

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech

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Ragsdale introduces (in voice over) Martin Luther King's speech on steps of the state capitol in Birmingham at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery march (joined in progress). Ragsdale recorded this speech from the ABC television network broadcast. This recording matches the audio and text available here.

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1965-03-25

Broadcast

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In this broadcast, Austin Coleman discusses issues in Phoenix surrounding housing, education, and employment and cites the NAACP's and CORE's work in these areas. Lincoln Ragsdale announces that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s appearance has been rescheduled for June 3,

In this broadcast, Austin Coleman discusses issues in Phoenix surrounding housing, education, and employment and cites the NAACP's and CORE's work in these areas. Lincoln Ragsdale announces that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s appearance has been rescheduled for June 3, thanks his listeners for their prayers for his father, and offers a sermon of hope for the disadvantaged.

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1964-05-03