Friday, January 17, 2014

[323] ‘MTSU On the Record’ analyzes impact of youth on NAACP progress

MURFREESBORO — The contributions of young people to the NAACP’s civil rights activism is the topic of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Thomas Bynum, assistant professor of history, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 20, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.

Bynum is the author of “NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom: 1936-1965,” which chronicles how the country’s oldest civil rights group organized young adults into a force for social change.

“What I wanted to do with this book is to show that the NAACP used other measures outside of litigation to effect change,” said Bynum. “And you certainly see it with the youth councils and college chapters of the NAACP because these young people wanted to employ direct action to break down racial discrimination, those barriers that relegated them to second-class citizenship.”

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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