Charles Cobb/ "My Sisters' Shoulders"/ "Crossing Continents"


Charles Cobb As Black History Month comes to an end, we talk with a couple of Civil Rights pioneers visiting the area. Today on Insight, you’ll meet a man who risked his life to register Black voters in the deep south during the 1960s. Charles Cobb tells you about leaving Howard University in the early 1960s to become a field organizer for the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee and how he came to organize the Freedom Schools during Freedom Summer 1964.

Charles Cobb speaks at 3 p.m. today at the Sacramento State Multicultural Event Center, 6000 J St. Information: (916) 278-6101.

"Standing On My Sisters' Shoulders" A screening of "Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders" takes place this afternoon in Sacramento. The film tells the story of women who fought for Civil Rights change in Missippi. You'll meet two of the stars of the film, Constance Iona Slaughter-Harvey and Betty Pearson.

"Standing On My Sisters' Shoulders" screens at 4 p.m. today in the Lecture Hall at McGeorge School of Law, 3200 Fifth Ave., Sacramento.

"Crossing Continents" We’ll talk to the Davis man behind Crossing Continents, a world music radio show that’s attracting some interesting artists to the area.

"Crossing Continents" airs from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturdays on KDVS.

Moh Alileche - Folk Music of the Amazing People of Algeria performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28th at Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East, Davis. Information: (530) 867-1032.

 
Thursday, February 26, 2009