Each week we're following up with another character from Studs Terkel's 1992 oral history, "Race." This week we feature Salim Muwakkil, journalist and author, talking about Black Nationalism, Louis Farrakhan and why he has had to temper his expectations of President Obama.
Pick up a copy of Studs Terkel's Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession by either dusting it off your shelf, borrowing it from a friend, purchasing a copy, or checking it out from the library.
Joseph Lattimore was a 50 year old insurance broker when he spoke with Studs for the book twenty years ago. Joe died July 6 and in rememberance of his death, we want to highlight again his outspoken thoughts about the state of race in America.
This week we talk with Jim Capraro, who witnessed something so traumatic in Marquette Park in 1966 that he devoted his entire life to improving the economic vitality of the Southwest Side neighborhood.