Liberating ‘Black Radio’: The Robert Glasper Experiment by Mark Anthony Neal | NewBlackMan Asa medium, Black Radio was historically critical to the Black freedomstruggle. The infusion of Blackthought and musical expression onto the radio airwaves, particularly afterMemphis’s WDIA, broke the color barrier and began programming Black music 24-7.In this sense Black Radio literally helped shape decades of American cultureand politics, whether it was Robert Williams, in exile, programming his “Radio Free Dixie” show from Havana, Cuba in the early1960s, young White kids consuming Ruth Brown, Big Mama Thornton, or LittleWillie John as if it was contraband, or Black owned radio stations opening upits studios to the Civil Rights movement.
As a medium, black radio was historically critical to the black freedom struggle. The infusion of black thought and musical expression onto the radio airwaves, particularly after Memphis's WDIA, broke the color barrier and began pro... Read Post
Fredonia, NY--Fredonia alumnus Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, will visit to conclude the university's three part discussion that began with Tracy Martin, continued with Treva... Read Post
Left of Black S2:E27 | April 9, 2012 ‘Black Radio,’ Philly Soul & Hip-Hop with Robert Glasper Experiment Bassist Derrick Hodge Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in person byPhiladelphia’s own Derrick Hod... Read Post