23 February 2009

When toilet paper is the only paper you have

Listening Lounge continues its exploration of Black History Month this week, with tonight's episode featuring 5 shorter pieces. You can find the details of each piece here, but this one seems the most intriguing to me:

Toilet Paper Scrap Chronicles Civil Rights Ordeal: Within the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison rests a carefully-preserved six-foot swatch of toilet paper. Miriam Feingold used it as stationary while incarcerated in a Port Allen, Louisiana Jail in September of 1963. She tells the story of a brutal civil rights struggle during a voter registration drive during which hundreds of people were arrested.
Check the show out at 7 p.m. tonight on 90.3/106.7 FM in the Twin Cities or at KFAI.org.

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