Dead Media Hour presents: The Riddle of Thurmond Towns
presented by Stephen Slappe
Dead Media Hour unearths unique media objects from the past in an effort to connect rich, often neglected stories to present social and political circumstances. For tonight’s show, DMH researcher Stephen Slappe will share The Riddle of Thurmond Towns, a story about the murder of an unarmed African American man by police in Harlem, social activist theatre in New York City, and charges of genocide against the United States government. It all begins with a 78rpm record, picked up in a thrift store.