"Along the Color Line" was a public affairs commentary series on issues and perspectives of African American people by Dr. Manning Marable. This nationally syndicated column (originally called From the Grassroots) which started in 1976, was featured in more than 320 publications and evolved to include radio broadcasts featured on radio stations in the United States and internationally.
File contains collection of audio cassettes featuring the Along the Color Line Radio commentary series dated between 1992 and 1995 while Marable was a Professor of History and Political Science and Director of the Institute of Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. Each cassette has multiple commentaries on different topics.
RG 456.05.07.01 February 1992: Why Conservatives fear multiculturalism; The Limits of Free Speech; Turning against the poor
RG 456.05.07.02 June 1992: Los Angeles along the race/class fault line pt. 1 (short version only); Los Angeles along the race/class fault line pt. 2 [short version only); Race and Violence (1/2 of long version and complete short version); Blacks in Britain
Beginning of tape was re-used. Long versions of Los Angeles along the race/class fault line and 1/2 of the long version of Race and Violence were erased.
RG 456.05.07.03 October 1993: The Search for democracy pt. 1; The Search for Democracy pt. 2; Education and the Promise of Equality; Beyond Diversity
RG 456.05.07.04 May 1993: Building Latino African American Unity.
Beginning of tape was re-used. End of unidentified commentary and building Latino African American Unity only commentary on tape.
RG 456.05.07.05 December 1993: Lost Generation; Toward a New Black Leadership; The Perils of Centrist Government; Youth Violence and Gangster Rap
RG 456.05.07.06 January 1994: Fascism in Europe - the international dimensions of racism; Jim Crow revisited; Toward Black Empowerment
RG 456.05.07.07 May 1994: "An American Dilemma"; The Brown Decision 1954-1994; We Shall Overcome vs Hip Hop generations
RG 456.05.07.08 July 1994: Reconsidering Farrakhan; Why Ben Chavis is Under Attack; South Africa after Apartheid
RG 456.05.07.09 September 1994: Ben Chavis and the Crisis of Black Leadership, pts. 1-3
RG 456.05.07.10 October 1994: Environmental Justice - the power of making connections pts 1-2; Rangel vs Powell - beyond the politics of personality; Black Studies - the next generation
RG 456.05.07.11 March 1995: Rethinking Affirmative Action pts. 1-2; The Welfare Debate - punishing to poor
RG 456.05.07.12 July 1995: Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal; A Message to Black Youth; What is Leadership?; Full Employment and Affirmative Action
RG 456.05.07.13 October 1995:
Side 1 - The Million Man March - an analysis of Black protest pts. 1-2; Ben Chavis and the Dilemma of Black Leadership;
Side 2 - Breaking the Two-Party System; Young, Gifted and Black - the promise of Black youth pts. 1-2