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 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 ...
S2 Ep3: Interview with Sonja D Williams, professor in the Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film

S2 Ep3: Interview with Sonja D Williams, professor in the Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film

Sonja D. Williams is a professor in the Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film i ...
S2 Ep2: Ruth Blue Turnquest, “The Angel of Federal Street"

S2 Ep2: Ruth Blue Turnquest, “The Angel of Federal Street”

“The Angel of Federal Street” tells the story of the great humanitarian of Chicago, Ruth Blue Tu ...
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 ...

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