Richard Durham radio scripts, 1948-1950.


Richard Durham radio scripts, 1948-1950.

Photocopies of scripts by Richard Durham for 95 radio programs featuring biographies of outstanding African Americans that were broadcast on WMAQ Radio station (NBC, Chicago) in the series called Destination Freedom. Individuals discussed include Crispus Attucks, Jessie Owens, Langston Huges, Nat King Cole, Ida B. Wells, Sugar Ray Robinson, Lonnie Johnson, and many others. Box 4 contains a history and analysis of the Destination Freedom program series written by Durham.

2 linear ft. (4 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 8084621

Chicago History Museum

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