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  1. John Legend Reads Muhammad Ali (Introduced by Marisa Tomei)

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    John Legend reads Muhammad Ali, "Muhammad Ali Speaks Out Against the Vietnam War" (1966), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United…

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    • Jesse Williams reads Howard Zinn

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      Jesse Williams reads Howard Zinn, "The Problem Is Civil Obedience" (November 1970), from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book Voices of a People’s History of the United States,…

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      • Beverly Hills Chicago

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        Jamila Woods reads Gwendolyn Brooks' "Beverly Hills Chicago"

      • Sylvia Woods (1919) read by Alana Arenas

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        Actor Alana Arenas here reads an excerpt from an interview of Sylvia Woods, conducted by labor historians and activists Helen and Staughton Lynd for their 1973 book, Rank and File: Personal Histories…

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        • Gwendolyn Brooks (1957) read by poet Angela Jackson

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          Poet Angela Jackson (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/angela-jackson) here reads an excerpt from Gwendolyn Brooks' poem, "The Chicago Defender Sends A Man to Little Rock" (1957). Angela…

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          • Rami Nashashibi reads Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967)

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            Rami Nashashibi of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (http://www.imancentral.org/) here reads an excerpt from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's 1967 speech, “Where Do We Go from Here?”…

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            • Bartolomé de Las Casas (1542) read by Brian Quijada

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              Brian Quijada here reads excerpts from the book by the priest Bartolomé de Las Casas, The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account (1542). Brian performed this piece as part of "The…

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              • Nelson Algren (1951) read by Kevin Coval

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                Poet Kevin Coval here reads from Nelson Algren's 1951 essay, "Chicago: City on the Make." Kevin performed this piece as part of "The People Speak, Live!" at the Metro Chicago…

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                • Studs Terkel and Mamie Till Mobley (1955) read by Rick Kogan and Alana Arenas

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                  Journalist Rick Kogan and Steppenwolf actor Alana Arenas performed this piece as part of "The People Speak, Live!" at the Metro Chicago on January 31, 2012, produced by Voices of a People's…

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                  • Woody Guthrie's “This Land Is Your Land” (1940) performed by The Luna Blues Machine

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                    The Luna Blues Machine (http://www.thelunabluesmachine.com/) performs all the verses of Woody Guthrie, “This Land Is Your Land” (February 1940). The Luna Blues Machine performed this…

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