Episode from the podcastPeace Talks Radio

Johnny Cash and Richard Nixon / plus Ndaba Mandela

Released Friday, 5th April 2019
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This time on Peace Talks Radio, a conversation with Sara Dosa, who
co-directed the Netflix film "Tricky Dick and The Man in Black." In the
late 1960's and early 1970's, the divisions in the United States over the
Vietnam War and the civil rights movement brought the youth of America in
conflict with longstanding social and political norms. The Richard Nixon
administration sought to ingratiate itself to both the youth culture and
the Deep South by trying to recruit the favor of music star Johnny Cash.
Cash, nicknamed “The Man In Black”, was invited to perform at the Nixon
White House. Nixon wanted him to play stereotypical country favorites
that he didn’t even write. But Cash's social consciousness was being lit
by anti-establishment rock music performers like Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
The struggle in Cash's heart and the resultant song choices at the
concert are at the core of the documentary. It is Part One of the
hour-long episode.
In Part Two of the hour-long version, conversations about how the legacy
of Nelson Mandela might inspire today’s African leaders? Reporter Judy
Goldberg leads a panel that explores history, identity and power
structures embedded in the strategies to move Africans towards
sustainability and independence. Guests are Ndaba Mandela, mentor,
political consultant and grandson of Nelson Mandela; Andrew Nalani,
educational designer/evaluator who promotes positive youth development,
and Teddy Warria, entrepreneur, author, and collaborator with Ndaba
Mandela to transform leadership in Africa. This segment was made possible
in part by the Bartos Institute. Recorded at the United World
College-USA’s Migration and Belonging
Conference, 2019.

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