Dick Gregory holding a telephone

March 01, 1971 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

Civil Rights: Black World Perspectives

On the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, comedian Dick Gregory says young people have inherited social problems from “old fools” that must now be solved.


Conspiracy 8 poster

April 14, 1970 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

The Conspiracy Seven Trial

On the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, activist John Froines and attorney William Kunstler talk about the infamous “Chicago Seven” case in which several defendants, including Froines, were put on trial for inciting a violent riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.


Dr. Benjamin Spock

By Bert Verhoeff / Anefo - Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38711396

October 16, 1968 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

Life Patterns in the U.S. - The Vietnam War

An open lecture by Dr. Benjamin Spock on the problem of the Vietnam War, at the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


An American man and woman watching footage of the Vietnam War on television in their living room, February 1968

By Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report Magazine - https://www.loc.gov/item/2011661230/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55623912

October 11, 1968 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

The Media and That War

A campus lecture on media coverage during the Vietnam War by journalist Gene Graham


Ithiel De Sola Pool

By Richard Rodstein - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31955295

February 29, 1968 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

Village Violence and Village Pacification in Vietnam

Ithiel De Sola Pool, head of the political science department at MIT, talks about the Vietnam War and the history of widespread violence in village societies.


Dick Gregory holding a telephone

November 21, 1967 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

White Supremacy is Dead, by Dick Gregory

Comedian Dick Gregory provides a social commentary on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign about how everyone is inherently racist.

Note: This speech contains potentially offensive language that may not be suitable for listening in work situations, or for those sensitive to racially charged terms.


October 25, 1952 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

Prejudice: A lecture by Percy Lavon Julian

A lecture on race and prejudice at the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Percy Lavon Julian, one of the first American American to receive a doctorate in Chemistry. Dr. Julian begins by discussing the definition of prejudice: a judgment arrived at without sufficient thought or knowledge, and help without reasonable grounds. 


Walter Ducloux

April 18, 1951 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

Music and Propaganda

Walter Ducloux, conductor, author, and music director for the Voice of America from 1940 to 1947, presents a lecture on changes in the role of music in human culture, and the relationship between music and propaganda.


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