Destination Freedom Black Radio Days

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A live radio show picks up where the first nationwide African-American radio drama, produced in Chicago by Richard Durham more than sixty years ago, left off. The show walked a daring line between reform and revolution, and was shut down by its network in 1950, as McCarthyism and anti-communism tightened its grip on American broadcasting.

As well as drawing on the archive of Destination Freedom (now branded Black Radio Days classic) this program illuminates a largely unknown, but important chapter in the history of human rights and tells how radio played its part from the very beginning. That boundary-breaking program, Destination Freedom, dramatized the lives of great figures in African-American and other people of color past and present, continues in its spirit with all-new scripts.

Produced by donnie l. betts.

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Episodes

S2 Ep8: The Eclectic - Interview with Deborah Watts

S2 Ep8: The Eclectic – Interview with Deborah Watts

As a companion podcast to Destination Freedom Black Radio Days comes The Eclectic. First Up: Emmett Till was murdered 65 years ago on August 28 1955 in Money, Mississippi. At only 14 years old, he was ...
S2 Ep7: A Letter From Heaven To America from Emmett Till

S2 Ep7: A Letter From Heaven To America from Emmett Till

Recently the US Justice Department closed its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till and said that no new charges would be filed. This episode was produced in Season 1 as Episode 15. Due to this ...
S2 Ep6: James Step Back Williams, A Covid Tale

S2 Ep6: James Step Back Williams, A Covid Tale

Destination Freedom Black Radio Days examines issues facing communities of color with James “Step Back” Williams. In the early days of Covid 19, some people suffered because of human error and or biases. This ...
S2 Ep5: The Lesson and The Conk

S2 Ep5: The Lesson and The Conk

The Lesson, written by Kenya Fashaw Racial biases spark a fuse when a 17 year old Black student starts his first day at a new High School named after a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard. The student finds himself ...
S2 Ep4: The Cleaning Ladies and Bound by Blood

S2 Ep4: The Cleaning Ladies and Bound by Blood

The 2021 season of Destination Freedom Black Radio Days will examine the issues facing communities of color beginning with “The Cleaning Ladies” and “Bound by Blood” by Clinnesha Sibley. “The ...
Season 2 Launch Promo

Season 2 Launch Promo

This is a promo for the launch of Season 2 of Destination Freedom Black Radio Days. Follow @nocreditsproductions on Facebook and Instagram, and @donniebetts on Twitter. #Blackradiodays #socialjustice ...

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