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Our Mental Liberties: Banned Movies, Black-Appeal Radio, and the Struggle for a New Public Sphere

Laurie B. Green

in Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how postwar consumption of mass culture, especially movies and radio, became a locus of racial struggle in Memphis during the 1940s. It considers how the city's board of censors ... More


Mobilization en Español: Spanish-Language Radio and the Activation of Political Identities

Ricardo Ramírez

in Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267541
eISBN:
9780520948914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267541.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Scholars have long been interested in the effects of mass media on political behavior. There is widespread agreement that Spanish-language radio played a key role in the massive turnout for the ... More


Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans

Bala James Baptiste

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822062
eISBN:
9781496822116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822062.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans explicates the emergence of blacks in broadcasting in New Orleans. The racial integration of changed the medium making it a channel for ... More


Hidden in Plain Sight: Soul Music, Radio History, and the Rise of the TJMS

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

Chapter 2 uses autobiographical material to lay out radio/black radio and African American music history, from the 1950s to the present—across the West and East Coasts, the South, and the ... More


Hallways and Airwaves: Changing Neighborhoods and Emerging Media Inspire New Music

Aaron Cohen

in Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226176079
eISBN:
9780226653174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653174.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at late 1950s and early 1960s Chicago soul—especially The Impressions’ “For Your Precious Love” on Vee-Jay Records—and how myriad social and environmental forces impacted those ... More


Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Micaela di Leonardo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

Black Radio is a window into the most famous radio show you never heard of. The Tom Joyner Morning Show is a quarter-century-old syndicated black morning radio show reaching more than eight million ... More


Introduction: The Best-Kept Secret in America

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

This chapter introduces The Tom Joyner Morning Show and describes its origin, format, audience, music, progressive politics, wit, growth, and longevity. I lay out my discovery of the show, my ... More


Negroes as Anticommunist Propagandists?

Gerald Horne

in The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how within a decade, the Associated Negro Press (ANP) was declining precipitously, and within fifteen years it was defunct. This decline was not solely due to the declining ... More


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