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Legendary Pioneers of Black Radio

Gilbert A Williams

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ISBN 10: 0275958884 / ISBN 13: 9780275958886
Published by Praeger
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Hardcover. 224 pages. Dimensions: 9.6in. x 6.5in. x 1.0in.After World War II, when thousands of African Americans left farms, plantations, and a southern way of life to migrate north, African American disc jockeys helped them make the transition to the urban life by playing familiar music and giving them hints on how to function in northern cities. These disc jockeys became cultural heroes and had a major role in the development of American broadcasting. This collection of interviews documents the personalities of the pioneers of Black radio, as well as their personal struggles and successes. The interviewees also define their roles in the civil rights movement and relate how their efforts have had an impact on how African Americans are portrayed over the air. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780275958886

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Title: Legendary Pioneers of Black Radio

Publisher: Praeger

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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After World War II, when thousands of African Americans left farms, plantations, and a southern way of life to migrate north, African American disc jockeys helped them make the transition to the urban life by playing familiar music and giving them hints on how to function in northern cities. These disc jockeys became cultural heroes and had a major role in the development of American broadcasting. This collection of interviews documents the personalities of the pioneers of Black radio, as well as their personal struggles and successes. The interviewees also define their roles in the civil rights movement and relate how their efforts have had an impact on how African Americans are portrayed over the air.

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A unique collection of interviews with the first African American disc jockeys.

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