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This week marks the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks' birth. Her legendary refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery in 1955 was the spark that ignited mass movement against segregation. This week on the radio--some of the many songs about Rosa, an interview she gave soon after those events--all in aid of understanding both the sources and consequences of this individual act of resistance. And, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday (and as a supplement to Spielberg's Lincoln) we hear the classic radio cantata The Lonesome Train, a once popular and now forgotten work that situates Lincoln in American class struggle.
culture of protest thurs 2/7/13 6 pm pt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org