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Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days live broadcast
 


The 2021 season of Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days will examine the issues facing communities of color beginning with The Cleaning Ladies and Bound by Blood, written by Clinnesha Sibley and directed by donnie l. betts, broadcast live on KGNU, September 21 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The Cleaning Ladies takes place in Manhattan on February 21, 1965, in the Audubon Ballroom, the day of Malcolm X's assassination. Bound by Blood takes us to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, the night of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination.

These audio dramas will feature Ghandia Johnson, Michaela "Mikki" Murray, and Latifah Johnson. Stay tuned after the audio dramas for a conversation with Omar Montgomery, the President of the NAACP Aurora Branch and lecturer in Political Science at CU Denver.

Clinnesha D. Sibley committed to training exclusively as a playwright while attending Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. It was at this historically black college that she learned the connection between social activism and artistic practice. Ms. Sibley is a playwright-scholar who advances the social consciousness of all people through her storytelling, teaching, directing, and arts endeavoring.

The original series by Richard Durham walked a daring line between reform and revolution. From 1948 to 1950, Durham used the weekly Destination Freedom to fight the stereotypes of African Americans in the media. His inventive scripts highlighted the accomplishments of black leaders throughout history, including Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, and Ida B. Wells. Durham's recurring theme of social and economic freedom was a revolutionary idea rarely heard on the radio at the time. The program was shut down by its network in 1950, as McCarthyism and anti-communism tightened its grip on American broadcasting.

Mark your calendar for November 16 for the next live broadcasts of Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days on KGNU.

Broadcast live on KGNU, heard locally at 88.5 FM in Boulder and Denver, 1390 AM in Denver, 93.7 FM in the Nederland and Ward area, 98.7 FM in Fort Collins, online at kgnu.org, and via our app for mobile and tablet devices. Download the KGNU App today.

About Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days
Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days is produced by No Credits Productions LLC and donnie l. Betts. The series can be heard wherever you get your podcasts: Broadway Podcast Network, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or nocredits.com.

 

 

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