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Jack Gibson remembers the importance of Black radio in organizing the march on Washington, D.C. and other Civil Rights movement events

Smithsonian Productions1993-09-14

Archives of African American Music and Culture

Archives of African American Music and Culture

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  • Title: Jack Gibson remembers the importance of Black radio in organizing the march on Washington, D.C. and other Civil Rights movement events
  • Creator: Smithsonian Productions
  • Date Created: 1993-09-14
  • Physical Dimensions: WAV
  • Transcript: And there would have never been a March on Washington if there hadn't have been Black radio. Because Black radio was the communicator between the leaders, and the preachers, and whatnot of the communities, to the people who listened to Black radio. They were the ones that told where the preachers were gonna have their meetings, and where everything was gonna come together. So, Black radio played a very heavy role in the Civil Rights Movement. And so I would consider that to be the top, number one thing that Black radio did in the last thirty or forty years, was the thing that caused the civil rights program to happen.
  • Type: Audio
  • Special collection number: SC 39
  • Special collection name: Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was
  • Personal name: Gibson, Jack

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