About This Show
Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod is a public affairs program that airs Tuesday through Friday on KPFK Radio from 7 to 8 AM (PST).
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Sojourner Truth brings you news and views on local, national, and international policies and stories that affect us all. We draw out how those of us most impacted - women, communities of color and other communities are responding. We also discuss the inter-relationship between art and politics. At the start of our show we bring you the headlines of the day.
Most Recent Episode
Sojourner Truth: October 25, 2016 – Remembering the Life of Tom Hayden
3 days ago
Tom Hayden, considered the voice of a generation of anti-war activists, and controversial leader of what was known as the New Left, died on Sunday October 23rd in Santa Monica California at the age of 76. Born and raised in a white suburb of Detroit, to a mother who was a librarian and a father who was an accountant for Chrysler Motors, he was first trained in the southern civil rights movement, as a student he joined Students for a Democratic Society. His activism took him South to become a Freedom Rider, to Newark NJ to fight racism in the North, to North VN in protest of the VN war, to being beat by Chicago police during protests of the Democratic National Convention in 1968. His case was part of what became known as the Chicago 7. He later became an elected official in California where he served 18 years. After leaving elected office he founded the Peace and Justice Resource Center now known as the Democracy Project.
In this hour, we honor the life of Tom Hayden and speak to five people who knew him and his activism best. Our guests are Alan Haber, a long-time activist and the first president of Students for a Democratic Society, who recruited Hayden to join the group; Martha Prescod Noonan, a Civil Rights organizer and member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; Junius Williams, a scholar and justice advocate who worked with Tom on the Newark Community Union Project; Alex Sanchez, the young founder and executive director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles; and Austin McCoy, a political organizer and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan who draws deep inspiration from Hayden's work.