Thursday, October 01, 2015

[139] Civil rights veterans sound off on contemporary issues on ‘MTSU On the Record’

MURFREESBORO — A new audience awaits an audio encore of last month’s Constitution Day celebration on the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue will present a condensed version of a Sept. 17 panel discussion involving the Revs. C.T. Vivian and James Lawson that will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Moderated by MTSU doctoral student Aleia Brown, the event titled “No Voice, No Choice: The Voting Rights Act at 50” took place at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre. Topics ultimately ranged from income inequality to the use of disruption as a social justice tactic.

Lawson said that the group Black Lives Matter “will be coopted by the Democratic Party. They will be given jobs to run the presidential campaign in 2016 so that the evolvement or emergence of Black Lives Matter as an effective movement of change will be temporarily halted.”

In attacking the increasing distance between the “haves” and the “have nots,” Vivian said, ”My fear right now is that the billionaires of this nation … are going to make it seem as though we have a democracy, where, in fact, that is in doubt.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to and click the “more” link under “Audio Clips.”

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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