No One Is Illegal Radio: Fear of a Black Planet

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To celebrate Black History Month is a special edition podcast, No One Is Illegal Radio: Fear of a Black Planet, a show focused on Black Power and Black resistance in Canada and beyond. 

This special in-studio discussion features two of Montreal's most prominent black historians, David Austin,  author of Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal, and DJ Andy Williams, Black music historian, educator, archivist and DJ.

David Austin discusses his research on the Black Power movement in Montreal, detailing the collaboration between black Caribbean activists and Montreal's older black communities in fighting racial injustice in 1960's Montreal.  Discussing Angela Davis, George Jackson, and the modern imprisonment and policing of black populations, he critiques the notion that we have acheived a 'post-race' society, and ties in historical and current injustices faced by the black population in Canada.

DJ Andy Williams speaks to the role of art in fighting colonialism and racism, and the effects of the Black Power movement on music more generally. He also shares important musical pieces from his unparalleled collection of vinyl records.

This podcast is a rebroadcast of August 2013's edition of No One Is Illegal Radio.

No One Illegal Radio in Montreal is hosted and produced by Robyn Maynard and Jaggi Singh.

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