May 31, 2011 – Segment 3

Last Friday the poet, musician and activist Gil Scott-Heron passed away.  Best known for his spoken word piece The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Scott-Heron’s music was one of the most important precursors to hip-hop.  We’re joined by E. Ethelbert Miller, board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies and poet, to reflect on Scott-Heron’s legacy.

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