Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South

Ward, Brian (2004) Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. ISBN 978-0813027296

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Abstract

While focusing on civil rights activities in Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and the state of Mississippi, the book draws attention to less well-known sites of struggle such as Columbus, Georgia, and Columbia, South Carolina, where radio also played a vital role. It explains why key civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King and organizations such as the NAACP, SCLC, and SNCC put a premium on access to the radio, often finding it far more effective than the print media or television in advancing their cause. The book also documents how civil rights advocates used radio to try to influence white opinions on racial matters in the South and beyond, and how the broadcasting industry itself became the site of a protracted battle for black economic opportunity and access to a lucrative black consumer market. In addition, Ward rescues from historical obscurity a roster of colorful deejays, announcers, station managers, executives, and even the odd federal bureaucrat, who made significant contributions to the freedom struggle through radio.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P300 Media studies
T700 American studies
V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Brian Ward
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 08:05
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 11:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17584

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