African Americans and Radio - Overview Further Reading
By Donna L. Halper
Assistant Professor of Communication
©2002. Donna L. Halper, Boston, Massachusetts
Various issues of old radio magazines from the 20s and 30s, such as "Radio Digest," "Radio Broadcast" and "Radio Stars" were used in this essay, as were articles from "Variety" and "Broadcasting". For information about the past several decades, I searched the Lexis/Nexis database, and used newspaper articles from the Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, and Washington Post as well several articles from "Billboard". A complete bibliography is available upon request...
The Jackson TN Sun series on the Civil Rights movement and the suppression of news can be found HERE
Cantor, Louis. "Wheelin' on Beale." New York: Pharos, 1992.
Dates, Jannette L. and William Barlow. "Split Image: African Americans in the Mass Media." Washington DC: Howard University Press, 1990
Ehrlich, Paul. "Paul Robeson, Singer and Actor." New York: Chelsea House, 1988
Hasse, John Edward. "Beyond Category-- The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington." New York: Da Capo, 1993
MacDonald, J. Fred. "Don't Touch That Dial." Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1979.
Oakley, Giles. "The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues." New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976
Savage, Barbara Dianne. "Broadcasting Freedom." Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 1999.
Smith, Wes. "The Pied Pipers of Rock 'n' Roll." Marietta GA: Longstreet, 1989.
Williams, Gilbert A. "Legendary Pioneers of Black Radio." Westport CT: Praeger, 1998.
My thanks to Dr. Marvin Bensman of the University of Memphis, for the information on Victor Laughter and W.C Handy. Dr Bensman has a radio archive at http://www.people.memphis.edu/~mbensman/
My thanks to the Chicago Historical Society, which holds an excellent collection of memorabilia about the life of Jack L. Cooper