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Author Savage, Barbara Dianne

Title Broadcasting freedom : radio, war, and the politics of race, 1938-1948 / Barbara Dianne Savage
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1999


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 MELB  305.800973 Sav/Bfr  DUE 31-03-21
Description xiii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history & culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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
Summary 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, and artists sought to access and use radio to influence a national debate about racial inequality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-375) and index
Notes Herbert Hoover Book Award, 1999
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
African Americans in radio broadcasting -- History -- 20th century
Radio broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States
Radio programs -- United States -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
United States -- Race relations
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 98048030
ISBN 0807824771
0807848042 (pbk.)
9780807848043 (pbk.)