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 Ep1: Mary McLeod Bethune, One out of Seventeen

S2 Ep1: Mary McLeod Bethune, One out of Seventeen

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was one out of 17 children. She was an American educator, stateswoman, phil ...
Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 Trailer

Audio Drama at its best. The 2021 season of Destination Freedom Black Radio Days will examine the is ...
S1 Ep24: Carter G. Woodson, Recorder of History

S1 Ep24: Carter G. Woodson, Recorder of History

Carter Godwin Woodson was an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Associat ...
S1 Ep23 The Little Rock Nine

S1 Ep23 The Little Rock Nine

On Sept. 25, 1957, the common goal for the nine students entering Central High School was to receive ...
S1 Ep 22 Interview/Conversation with Anthony P. Young PhD

S1 Ep 22 Interview/Conversation with Anthony P. Young PhD

This episode features Dr. Anthony Young, who has been practicing mental health in Colorado for over ...
S1 Ep21 Freedom Riders

S1 Ep21 Freedom Riders

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans laid their lives—many endure ...

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