Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 / Edition 1

Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948 / Edition 1

by Barbara Dianne Savage
     
 

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Overview

Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938-1948

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807848043
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/31/1999
Series:
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Edition description:
1
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I Federal Constructions of "the Negro"

1 Americans All, Immigrants All: Cultural Pluralism and Americanness
2 Freedom's People: Radio and the Political Uses of African American Culture and History
3 "Negro Morale," the Office of War Information, and the War Department

Part II Airing the Race Question

4 The National Urban League on the Radio
5 Radio and the Political Discourse of Racial Equality
6 New World A'Coming and Destination Freedom

Conclusion
Appendix: Radio Programs Discussed in the Text
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Illustrations

Rachel Davis DuBois
Cover of brochure advertising Americans All, Immigrants All
Cover of phonograph recordings of Americans All, Immigrants All
Paul Robeson appearing on the first broadcast of Freedom's People in 1941
Placard advertising Freedom's People
Covers of Office of Education brochure for Freedom's People
Studio audience at Freedom's People broadcast
Ambrose Caliver appearing on Freedom's People
OWI official Theodore M. Berry
Radio commentator H. V. Kaltenborn, National Urban League official Ann Tanneyhill, pianist Hazel Scott, and a member of the Charioteers preparing for the 1944 National Urban League broadcast
Announcement of an America's Town Meeting of the Air broadcast, "Are We Solving America's Race Problem?"
President Harry S. Truman addressing the 1947 NAACP convention
Roi Ottley
Richard Durham
Cast of Destination Freedom

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