Jason Schwartz interviews Gene “Mauka” Simpson 2-20-2015
GENE SIMPSON appears in the CNN Special Report:
"WITNESSED: The Assassination of Malcolm X"
"A Black Look Back" is Live History on Audiotape.
It presents in startlingly fresh Audio clarity events of the mid 1960s.
Vietnam War protests and Civil Rights are hot topics.
The voice of Malcolm X is heard in some of his last words. Eyewitnesses to the Malcolm X assassination are interviewed at the scene. The Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr. and some of his last words are to be heard, among a wealth of other "you are there" type Audio.
Reporter Gene Simpson personally recorded and narrates the three cassettes, 6 separate sides, of "A Black Look Back ", now offered to you.
"I'm going to talk to you straight 'cause thats how I roll.
You're lucky to even have the opportunity to hear these vintage mid-1960s history audiotapes. It's been an extraordinary ordeal and challenge to get them to you this far.
More on that will follow in my autobiography later.
But for now enjoy these, and learn from them.
Most of you may not even have been born when I personally recorded this historical News material.
Thats just how I planned it.
Mainly for future generations who may have grown up hearing reverb about the turbulent 1960s but whom have had no real idea of what it was really like.
Years ago a star news reporter named Ed Murrow of CBS had a popular radio show called "Hear It Now," followed by a TV show called "See It Now." They won many accolades and awards.
These tapes have the same feeling and tone. I take you right inside some of the major events of the 1960s.
You, in effect, are there.
Hear it for yourself.
What you will hear on these tapes is not just "Black History"
It's American History.
It's World History.
Now they will be presented on the Internet for all to receive and judge for themselves."
- Gene Simpson, 2013