Broadcasting freedom : radio, war, and the politics of race, 1938-1948 (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Broadcasting freedom : radio, war, and the politics of race, 1938-1948

Author: Barbara Dianne Savage
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The World War II era represented the golden age of radio as a broadcast medium in the United States; it also witnessed a rise in African American activism against racial segregation and discrimination, especially as practiced by the federal government itself. In Broadcasting Freedom, Barbara Savage links these cultural and political forces by showing how African American activists, public officials, intellectuals,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Savage, Barbara Dianne.
Broadcasting freedom.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607107970
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Dianne Savage
ISBN: 0807824771 9780807824771 0807848042 9780807848043
OCLC Number: 40135343
Awards: Herbert Hoover Book Award, 1999.
Description: xiii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 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 --
pt. 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. App. Radio Programs Discussed in the Text.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Barbara Dianne Savage.
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This study reveals how African-American activists, public officials, intellectuals and artists sought to use radio to influence a national debate about racial equality in the 1940s. These broadcasts  Read more...

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