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Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was - Part One

Broadcast: June 6th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Part 1: "In the Beginning" and "Pride and Enlightenment".

This program opens by traveling to the 1920s to hear how Black Americans fought for space on radio airwaves. Then, we hear about programs in the 1940s that dramatized issues and concerns in the Black community.

"Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was" is the story of radio’s role in the 20th century transformation of the African American community. First aired in 1996, the specials have been reformatted into six hours for 2021. Original host Lou Rawls guides us, with new narration from original producer Jacquie Gales Webb.

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