The KSDO Radio (San Diego) program Viewpoints was hosted by Harold K. Brown and the Reverend E. Major Shavers. Each broadcast was introduced with an initial comment by the co-hosts followed by listener call-in questions and comments.
Viewpoints 1 - "The White Backlash," October 20, 1966 - Mr. Brown and Reverend Shavers address the definition, history, and attitudes towards White Backlash against Black Power. Both men believe that this backlash exists due to a resentment of blacks' demand for justice and equality.Viewpoints 2 - "Integration," October 27, 1966 - This broadcast discusses many topics, most prominently the term integration. Brown, Shavers, and their callers share opinions on the necessity of integration in schools, workplaces, and elsewhere and what is needed for it to occur.Viewpoints 3 - "Black Power," November 3, 1966 - Discussion of the term Black Power, particularly as compared to White Power, and a desire to achieve an integrated American Power. Several callers express discontent with the use of the phrase and suggest alternatives or clarifications.Viewpoints 4 - "The role of the Negro in the fight for freedom," November 10, 1966 - Mr. Brown and Reverend Shavers address the responsibilities of black people in the struggle to achieve freedom, both historically and what the future requires. They talk about civil rights demonstrations, riots, and their alternatives.Viewpoints 5 - "The role of American white people in the fight for freedom," November 17, 1966 - Discussion of what white people can and cannot do to help all Americans achieve equality, especially the negativity of white backlash. Methods of education about these issues are discussed and several listeners try to refer to previous Viewpoints topics.Viewpoints 6 - "Mexican-Americans in the United States," December 1, 1966 - Guest speakers Marta Schlatter and Ruben Dominguez speak to the Viewpoints audience about discrimination faced by Mexican-Americans, particularly compared to white and black American populations. The program is divided in half, with the guests fielding questions from Mr. Brown and Reverend Shavers in the first half and answering calls from listeners in the second.Viewpoints 7 - "San Diego Police Department Citizens Review Board," December 8, 1966 - Mr. Brown and Reverend Shavers discuss methods to help maintain and improve the relationship the San Diego Police Department and the community it serves. The hosts attempt to engage the community in a discussion about establishing a Citizens Review Board to establish greater accountability and communication about complaints against the Police Department.
Eulogy for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Harold Brown delivering a eulogy for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a memorial service for Dr. King shortly after the news of his assassination in 1968, with concurrent translation in Afrikaans. Recorded in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Maseru, Lesotho while Brown was the Deputy Director for the US Peace Corps in Lesotho. In 1971, he returned from Africa.