Sep. 3, 2019

Part Three Charles Hamilton Houston, Words To His Son Bo

Part Three
Charles Hamilton Houston Day
The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Hour Project
Charles Hamilton Houston Powerful Words To His Son

In December 1949, two months before Dr. Houston died of heart failure he made a historic recording detailing a message he wanted to give to his 4-year-old son and the couple whose home he was convalescing​ from his illness, an illness he never recovered from.

In this recording which is the only recorded voice of Charles Hamilton Houston, he talks about the influence that the Scottsboro boys had on international human rights of oppressed peoples of the world. The words of Charles Houston are so powerful and reveal the impact that the Scottsboro Boys also had on his life. It is another example of the historical legacy of how we as black people got over and overcame injustice in this nation.

The marvelous words of Charles Hamilton Houston spoken by The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Hour Project on this Charles Houston birthday.