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Paul Spike

At the National Council of Churches, Robert Spike had organized American churches to support the passage of both the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, to march in Selma and to organize in Mississippi. An important white leader in the black civil rights struggle, he helped the LBJ White House pass legislation and write crucial civil rights speeches. In the midst of what he described as "the dirtiest fight of my life" struggling to save a federal Mississippi education program, he was viciously murdered in Columbus, Ohio. The murder was never solved. Very little effort went into finding the murderer. The Columbus police and the FBI hinted the unsolved murder was connected to Spike's undisclosed gay life. During his father's rise in the civil rights movement, Paul Spike lived a life typical of a young man in the 1960s, finding his way through a labyrinth of booze, drugs, and girls. At Columbia University, he was active in the 1968 student rebellion and friends with many SDS radicals. That rootless life ended with his father's murder.

At the National Council of Churches, Robert Spike had organized American churches to support the passage of both the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, to march in Selma and to organize in Mississippi. An important white leader in the black civil rights struggle, he helped the LBJ White House pass legislation and write crucial civil rights speeches. In the midst of what he described as "the dirtiest fight of my life" struggling to save a federal Mississippi education program, he was viciously murdered in Columbus, Ohio. The murder was never solved. Very little effort went into finding the murderer. The Columbus police and the FBI hinted the unsolved murder was connected to Spike's undisclosed gay life. During his father's rise in the civil rights movement, Paul Spike lived a life typical of a young man in the 1960s, finding his way through a labyrinth of booze, drugs, and girls. At Columbia University, he was active in the 1968 student rebellion and friends with many SDS radicals. That rootless life ended with his father's murder.
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At the National Council of Churches, Robert Spike had organized American churches to support the passage of both the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, to march in Selma and to organize in Mississippi. An important white leader in the black civil rights struggle, he helped the LBJ White House pass legislation and write crucial civil rights speeches. In the midst of what he described as "the dirtiest fight of my life" struggling to save a federal Mississippi education program, he was viciously murdered in Columbus, Ohio. The murder was never solved. Very little effort went into finding the murderer. The Columbus police and the FBI hinted the unsolved murder was connected to Spike's undisclosed gay life. During his father's rise in the civil rights movement, Paul Spike lived a life typical of a young man in the 1960s, finding his way through a labyrinth of booze, drugs, and girls. At Columbia University, he was active in the 1968 student rebellion and friends with many SDS radicals. That rootless life ended with his father's murder.

Language:

English

Narrators:

MacLeod Andrews

Length:

8h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:30


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:01


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:43


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:28


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:21


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:34


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:34