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Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Sonja D. Williams


Posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007, Richard Durham creatively chronicled and brought to life the significant events of his times. Durham's trademark narrative style engaged listeners with fascinating characters, compelling details, and sharp images of pivotal moments in American and African American history and culture. This book draws on archives and hard-to-access family records, as well as interviews with family and colleagues, to illuminate Durham's astounding career. Durham paved the way for black journalists as a dramatist and a star investigative reporter ... More

Keywords: black newspapers, Richard Durham, African American history, African American culture, black journalists, activists, Destination Freedom, radio, labor organizing, Harold Washington

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039874
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonja D. Williams, author
Howard University