Leadership from the Bottom Up

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Usually during Black History Month, we remember civil rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met a new generation of African American leaders, people you may not see on TV specials or making nationally acclaimed speeches. Most of these men and women are on the front lines of their communities, rolling up their sleeves and diving in to what can be very unglamorous work.

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Episode Music

ArtistTrack
BlockheadTricky Turtle
BlockheadFarewell Spaceman
RatatatDura
MotoponySeer
BonoboWalk In the Sky
RJD2Unlimited
Talib KweliBeautiful Struggle Instrumental
SoundprovidersAutumn Evening Breeze
RJD2Seven Light Years
Wu Tang Meets the Indie CultureThink Differently
People Under the StairsFly Love Song
BonoboBlack Sands
The Album LeafThe Sailor
  • JungleJoe

    Today, on this 4th day of April, 2014, exactly 46 years ago in history, April 4, 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died from the assassin’s bullet. I release
    in his honor, my book: “REDEMPTION OF A DREAM”: The Rise of Black America from Slavery to Presidency. So the world may know what really happened.