Wednesday, March 21, 2007

This Week On W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio, Sunday 3/25/07

Please Join Us This Sunday for the March 25, 2007 installment of Tha Artivist Presents...W.E. A.L.L. BE. Radio @ 4pm Central Live (this time it will be 4pm central live!!!) on ...Please feel free to join in the conversation by calling 646-652-4593 or e-mail us @ ...
This Month's Theme is "People You Should Know"
Our Special Guest Will Be...
Legendary American Civil Rights Activist and Visionary/Founder of the National Civil Rights Museum
The Honorable Judge D'Army Bailey


Red or Blue
Soul Food
Time of Year
Vacation Spot
Depends on the time in my life.

Activist, politician, attorney, writer, columnist, public servant and jurist D'Army Bailey was born in 1941 and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, but was expelled from Southern University in Baton Rouge in the early 1960s for participating in demonstrations against segregation. He went on to receive his B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale Law School in 1967. After graduation, Bailey served as national director of the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council in New York from 1967 to 1968; as staff attorney to the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation 1968 to 1970; and as program adviser to the Field Foundation in New York from 1970 to 1971. Elected to the City Council in Berkeley, California, in 1971, he was ousted in a recall election after two years because of his controversial black nationalist politics. Bailey returned to his hometown of Memphis and practiced law from 1974 to 1990. In 1983, he began his fight to preserve the Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. Finally, after years of fundraising, Bailey's vision was realized in 1991 when the Lorraine Motel building was restored and transformed into the National Civil Rights Museum. Bailey became a jurist in 1990, when he was elected Circuit Court Judge in Tennessee's 30th Judicial District. Reelected in 1998, Judge Bailey continues to devote himself to the fight for civil rights. Bailey is an author, guest speaker for universities and civic organizations, and has been seen in the films The People vs. Larry Flynt, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Mystery Train. Judge Bailey lives in Memphis with his wife, Adrienne, and two sons, Justin and Merritt.
Bailey, D'Army. Mine Eyes Have Seen: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Journey. Memphis: Towery Publishing, 1993.

* Also Legendary Visual Artist Gilbert Young Will Be Discussing A MLK Memorial Scandal In The Making:

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