James Brown 1968: Healing a Nation’s Wounds (REBROADCAST of Episode 21)

I’m taking a few weeks off from the podcast, and since it’s Black History Month, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a few of the stories that I’ve done that honor the contributions and legacies of Black Americans. This week we’re going back to just a few weeks ago to Episode 21. Here’s “James Brown 1968: Healing a Nation’s Wounds”, originally broadcast on January 25th of this year.

I recently learned that historians credit a 1968 James Brown concert with saving the city of Boston from riots after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this special episode, I tell the story of the Boston Garden Concert and how it almost never happened. Then we quiz my friend Josh Quillen.

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