Day Two: Freedom Day

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Our work is clear. Get charged with Combahee Radio!

music by the Max Roach Quintet w/ the incomparable Abbey Lincoln, voices from The Vinyl Project and Dylcia Pagan. This is just a mash up, I own nothing, so please DON'T PAY! Just some love I put together as a FREE uplift for our communities.

Combahee Radio is named in honor of womanist ancestor Harriet Tubman. On June 2, 1863 Harriet Tubman led 150 black Union soldiers in the Combahee River Raid, destroying several influential South Carolina estates owned by leading secessionists, including the plantations of the Heywards, the Middletons, and the Lowndes families, and freeing hundreds. Many of the Union soldiers who took part in the raid were former slaves who saw the burning and pillaging of these estates as an opportunity to enact revenge on the master class.


Combahee Radio also honors the Combahee River Collective, a Black feminist lesbian organization active in Boston from 1974 to 1980 that was instrumental in highlighting that the white feminist movement was not addressing their particular needs. They are perhaps best known for developing the Combahee River Collective Statement, a key document in the history of contemporary Black feminism and the development of the concepts of identity as used among political organizers and social theorists.

This is Freedom Day!

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released November 14, 2016

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alexsarah Oakland, California

autodidactic afrofuturist womanist viola trilliance straight outta oakland via the beautiful, deep black south featuring sound recordings captured in this realm and beyond.

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
-martha graham

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