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08/01/2014

Philly reACTS Podcast Series

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On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, FPA launched a special four-part First Person Arts Podcast Series to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Be sure to tune in on the following days to hear stories about the Civil Rights Movement from some of the amazing individuals who lived through it.
 
 
Blanche_IconPhilly reACTS Podcast Episode #1 | LISTEN
Air date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Featuring Blanche Burton-Lyles, the first African American female pianist to play at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; and Henry Nicholas, one of the African American leaders most involved with connecting the Labor and Civil Rights Movement.

Pictured: Blanche Burton Lyles. Credit: Yowei Shaw.
 
 
Icon_John Elliot Churchville_courtesy of the storytellerPhilly reACTS Podcast Episode #2 | LISTEN
Air date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Featuring John Elliot Churchville, an author, educator, Black Liberation theologian, scholar-activist, leadership coach, and attorney, recognized for his innovative community organizing work in Southwest Georgia, the Mississippi Delta, and Philadelphia from the 1960s to the present.

Pictured: John Elliot Churchville. Courtesy of the storyteller.
 
Banks FamilyPhilly reACTS Podcast Episode #3 | LISTEN
Air date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Featuring Alexis Moore Bruton and Cecily Moore Banks, daughters of Philadelphia lawyer, civil rights activist, president of the local NAACP, and member of Philadelphia’s City Council, Cecil B. Moore.

Pictured: Cecil B. Moore family. Courtesy of the storytellers.
 
 
 
Ed Nakawatase_1963_Credit Tamio WakayamaPhilly reACTS Podcast Episode #4 | LISTEN
Air date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Featuring Ed Nakawatase, an Asian-American Civil Rights activist who worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s.

Pictured: Ed Nakawatase. Credit Tamio Wakayama.
 

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Yowei Shaw is an independent radio producer based in Philadelphia. Her work has been featured on This American Life, NPR, Studio 360, The World, and many other places. Yowei is currently the Executive Producer of the First Person Arts Podcast and has also worked as an Associate Producer for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and NPR’s World Cafe with David Dye. She’s received a National Journalism Award from Asian American Journalists Association, an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary award from Third Coast International Audio Festival, and was a recipient of the 2013 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. yoweishaw.com
 
 
 

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Philly reACTS: First Person Arts Podcast Series is made possible with funding from the Heritage Program of Philadelphia, part of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and the City of Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.

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