Introducing: 1972 – The Chisholm Campaign Trail and the Davis Trial

Audio dramas are the perfect companion for sewing! Lisa can't watch TV and sew as she needs to concentrate on what she's doing. Today, the Stitch Please podcast is sharing one of our favorite audio dramas: 1972 - The Chisholm Campaign Trail and the Davis Trial an amazing podcast by Yhane Washington Smith. Listen in to the first episode with us, then make sure you go and check out the full series!


This episode dramatizes the events on August 7, 1970. On that day, 17 year old, Jonathan Jackson was murdered and the guns Jackson used sent Angela Davis to jail and had her on trial.


This episode depicts the actual events of police brutality.

HUGE SHOUTS OF THANKS and APPRECIATION! Too many roles to list so in alphabetical order.


Gabrielle Adkins as Margaret Burnham

Julie Atwell

Eli Barraza

Ian Bell

Jeanette Berry

Alan Bourke

Cole Burkhardt

Jordan Cobb as Charlene Mitchell

Alexander Danner as McGovern

TK Dutes

Ebonie Ellington as Shirley Chisholm

Em Ervolina

Jeffrey Nills Gardner

Morgan Givens as Howard Moore

D. Rubin Green as Congressman

Brandon G. Green as Leo Branton

Evan Gulock as James

Jordan Higgs

Sean Howard as NYC Mayor Lindsay

Eleanor Hyde

Steven Hylton as Wesley

Peter Killy

Victoria Leigh

Eli Hamada McIlveen

Jimmy Mehiel as President Richard Nixon

Isaiah Mueller as McClain and Conrad Chisholm

Michael Molina Minard

Morris Neopolitano

Bayo Olukotun

Serena Rahhal

Bob Raymonda

Shawn Regruto

Jared Roberts

Joshua Rubino as Edgar Hoover

John Sebastian La Valle as Harris

Danielle Shemaiah

Michael Sinclair as George Jackson

Jac'leen Smith as Angela Davis

Emilio Smith

Nina Smith

Tom Smith

Jordan Stillman as Rose Mary Woods

Jeff Van Dreason as Judge Arnason

Violet Tallis

Chi Williams

Ronald Young, Jr.

Tau Zaman

Sound Design by Xperience J.

Editor, Producer, Recording Engineer - T.H. Ponders

Art by Neville Harvey

Written and directed by Yhane Washington Smith

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Lisa is a fourth-generation sewing enthusiast who learned to sew while earning a PhD in African American literature and culture. She has been sewing for more than twenty years while also teaching, researching, and publishing in Black American literature and culture.