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  1. 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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                • Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" (1851) performed by Ameena Matthews

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                  Ameena Matthews, now known across the United States and worldwide from the documentary The Interrupters (http://interrupters.kartemquin.com), here reads from abolitionist Sojourner Truth's 1851…

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                  • The People Speak tribute to Howard Zinn (1922-2010)

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                    After Howard Zinn passed away on January 27, 2010, his friends and colleagues at The People Speak put together this short tribute to him from behind-the-scenes footage and interviews shot for Howard's…

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                    • Maritza Cervantes reads Stella Nowicki, Back of the Yards (1933)

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                      Maritza Cervantes, teacher, actor and founding member of the band The Luna Blues Machine, reads from Stella Nowicki's oral history about living, working and organizing a union in the meatpacking…

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