VOICES: MaryLouise Patterson Discusses Langston Hughes and Her Parent’s Legacy

Today on Voices from the Frontlines:

Eric Mann in conversation with

MaryLouise Patterson 

Nina Simone’s Young Gifted & Black

Eric Mann on the Man in the High Castle

South Central Third World News

Tuesday January 11, 2022 | 3 PM PST


Join us this week for a a conversation with Eric Mann, Channing Martinez, Barbara Lott-Holland and MaryLouise Patterson. MaryLouise is the Co-editor, along with Evelyn Louise Crawford, of Letters from Langston: from the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond.

Originally broadcasted in 2021, join us as we rekindle memories of a revolutionary conversation on Letters from Langston.

Eric Mann will introduce the segment with a commentary on The Man in the High Castle and the fight to retrieve our stolen revolutionary memory.

The Labor/Community Strategy Center has its roots in the deep revolutionary traditions of Black and Third World people. Inside that vaunted group were the Black Communists, true Black Red Giants—friends and members of the CPUSA whose names include (with many others of great import) Cyril Briggs, Harry Haywood, W.E.B DuBois, Paul Robeson, Claudia Jones, Benjamin Davis. This list also includes the writers of these letters, the prolific Langston Hughes along with William L. Patterson, defender of the Scottsboro Boys and author of We Charge Genocide, Louise Thompson Patterson who was a brilliant charismatic figure and organizer of movements, plays, and the Harlem projects for Black actors and playwrights, Matt Crawford, one of the Black 22 who went to make a film and study in the Soviet Union, and Nebby Crawford who was a great friend and confidante of Langston. Join us as we discuss and make history.

Ernesto Arce on South Central Third World News Advocates for the unhoused expose a troubling collaboration between CHP and CalTrans to harass, criminalize, and ultimately remove homeless residents from areas near and around Los Angeles freeways. Also, a big victory for Palestine activists, and healthcare workers at vaccine sites are under attack.

Nina Simone will lead our revolutionary music segment today with To Be Young Gifted and Black.

Are you listening?  Send your comments, questions, and suggestions to eric@voicesfromthefrontlines.com.

Listen to Voices from the Frontlines Today at 3PM PST on KPFK 90.7FM OR click below to stream the show live on KPFK.


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