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Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days

An exploration into the magic of radio from a different era with a sharp focus on famous African-Americans. Producer donniel l. betts obtained permission from Richard Durham's widow, Clarice, to air the radio series on KGNU 88.5 FM on the third Monday of every month. Originally, Durham aired these programs on WMAQ radio in Chicago in the late 1940's and early 1950's. African-Americans, among others would eagerly listen to these weekly broadcasts which focused on the heroes and sheroes of African-American fact and folklore. His works included stores about Louis Armstrong, Stackalee, Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, and Ida B. Wells.

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Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days is a radio series aired on KGNU 88.5 FM at 8:00 pm MST on the third Monday of every month. It is a powerful series creating awareness of the role Blacks played in creating social changes. In addition the series will be live on 89.1 FM in Ft. Collins, 93.7 FM Ward and The series is a 2 time winner of the "Scribes In Excellence Award" presented by the Colorado Association of Black Journalist judged by a national panel. Destination Freedom/Black Radio Days profiles the lives of African American Heroes and Sheroes and is sponsored by, Black and Read Books and Tapes (303) 467-3236, and The Urban Spectrum.

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