*On Saturday and Sunday, May 30th & 31st, from 9:00 am to Midnight each day, producer/host, Kwaku Person-Lynn, Ph.D, will present the special radio program, “Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend,” as he has done 11 times before on KPFK 90.7 FM.
Dr. Kwaku, as he is affectionately called, stated, “This will be the last time I produce Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend. Wherever I go, someone usually asks me to bring back the special. I am fortunate that KPFK General Manager Zuberi Fields has afforded this opportunity. It is time to pass this effort to the next generation, in whatever form they choose.”
Listeners will hear a combination of some of the most important lectures and interviews broadcast in the past, laced with significant world music. Dr. Kwaku, an historian, musicologist, author, will also offer some new interviews and productions. “This will be the best of 11 years, featuring the research and evidence from some of the most important Afrikan world scholars and artists,” he said.
Topping the list is Dr. John Henrik Clarke, historian, Dr. Kwaku’s mentor who he interviewed numerous times, and was the subject of his second book, “On My Journey Now.” Other broadcast favorites include the late Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan, Egyptologist; Dr. Ivan van Sertima, anthropologist/linguist; Bobby Blue Bland, blues artist; Oprah Winfrey, TV host; Dr. Charles Copher, biblical scholar; Dr. Asa Hilliard, educational specialist; Iyanla Vanzant, womanist and TV personality; Verdine White, bass player for Earth Wind & Fire; Quincy Troupe, author on Miles Davis; Candid Moments, various short vignettes with significant individuals; Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, psychiatrist; Legrand Clegg, attorney and expert on Blacks in Hawaii; James Baldwin, author; Susan Taylor, past editor of Essence magazine and much more.
Don’t miss this final broadcast by Dr. Kwaku, who states, “If this is my last special, I will make it the best work I have ever done. What I really like, at the end of each day’s programming, there will be open phones where listeners can call in and make comments about the programming.”
There is nothing on radio or television to match the special programming radio station KPFK 90.7 FM, a Pacifica Station, is offering.” He encourages listeners to record the programs and build their own home libraries of this history for their children.