Sprouts:The Great Harlem Debate 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Sprouts  The Great Harlem Debate  Will the Obama presidency be good for African Americans? 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Sprouts  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
On December 14, 2008 over 1,200 people gathered in Harlem, New York City, to take stock on the eve of the presidential inauguration and ask the the question: will the Obama presidency be good for African Americans?  Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Dr. Marimba Ani, Sister Viola Plummer, Dr. James Turner, Dr. Adelaide Sanford 
Notes: Credits:
This week on Sprouts, we bring you an excerpt of this lengthy debate between prominent African American academics and speakers on how the Obama administration will affect issues facing African Americans and what this presidency means in relation to traditions of African American activism.

Speakers include:

Dr. Leonard Jeffries, professor of Black Studies at the City University of New York in Harlem.

Dr. Marimba Ani, former professor at Hunter college, City University of New York.

Sister Viola Plummer, senior member of the December Twelfth Movement.

Dr. James Turner, professor and founder of the African Studies Research Center of African Studies at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Dr. Adelaide Sanford, career educator and former Vice Chancellor of the New York State board of regents.

Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations
and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations.

For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at ursula@pacifica.org. 
Christine Black, independent producer for Pacifica Radio, NYC

Sound recorded and edited by Fred Nguyen, WBAI-Pacifica, NYC

Editorial assistance for text from Yusuf Nuruddin, NYC
Politics and Activism  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script    01-15-2009  English 
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File Info
Harlem Obama Debate v2  128Kbps mp3 (26.97MB) Mono 
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