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

S1 Ep18 The Story of A Year 1875

S1 Ep18 The Story of A Year 1875

2020 is a contentious election year in America filled with lies, violence, voter suppression, and in ...
S1 Ep17 Interview with Mayor Johnny B. Thomas of Glendora, Mississippi

S1 Ep17 Interview with Mayor Johnny B. Thomas of Glendora, Mississippi

This episode features conversation with Mayor Johnny Thomas of Glendora, Mississippi about Emmett Ti ...
S1 Ep16 Give Me Liberty: A Free Man Story

S1 Ep16 Give Me Liberty: A Free Man Story

This episode features Give Me Liberty: A Free Man's Story, a play of historical fiction written by J ...
S1 Ep15 A Letter From Heaven To America from Emmett Till

S1 Ep15 A Letter From Heaven To America from Emmett Till

Emmett Till was murdered 65 years ago on August 28, 1955 in Money, Mississippi. At only 14 years old ...
S1 Ep14 Interview with Candice Bailey, Social Justice Warrior

S1 Ep14 Interview with Candice Bailey, Social Justice Warrior

Black Radio Days is proud to share with you a series of interviews with health care providers, Covid ...
S1 Ep13 Interview with John Futrell aka Panama Soweto

S1 Ep13 Interview with John Futrell aka Panama Soweto

Black Radio Days is proud to share with you a series of interviews with health care providers, Covid ...

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