|Broadcast Title||Diasporic Music on May 7, 2017|
Jay Jackson the Great-grandson of Albert Jackson Toronto's first Black postman talks about his legacy. Jackson discusses the police shooting of Garfield Belfon, a Canadian-born African teenager who was murdered by the Toronto police in the 1950s. He also talks about singing at the world-famous Apollo Theater in 1963 with his Toronto-based vocal group, The Pharaohs. They consisted of Eric Mercury, Arnold Winn, Roland Williams, Gary Gabriel and Jackson.
We also interview Dr. Gerald Horne who holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. Dr Horne discusses The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Brexit, the French election, and South Africa. He is the author of: The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America; Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary and thirty other books.
Tribute to Archie Shepp who will be eighty on May 24th