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Destination Freedom Black Radio Days Podcast – “The Cleaning Ladies” and “Bound by Blood”

September 21 @ 7:00 pm

No Credits Productions LLC and donnie l. betts   Destination Freedom Black Radio Days Podcast

“The Cleaning Ladies” and “Bound by Blood”  By Clinnesha Sibley   Directed by donnie l. betts

September 21, 2021 at 7 p.m. live on www.kgnu.org

The 2021 season of Destination Freedom Black Radio Days will examine the issues facing communities of color beginning with “The Cleaning Ladies” and “Bound by Blood” by Clinnesha Sibley September 21 at 7 p.m. live on www.kgnu.org.

“The Cleaning Ladies” takes place in Manhattan on February 21, 1965 in the Audubon Ballroom, the day of Malcolm X’s assassination. “Bound by Blood” takes us to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, the night of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.

These audio dramas will feature Ghandia Johnson, Michaela “Mikki” Murray and Latifah Johnson. Stay tuned after the audio dramas for a conversation with Omar Montgomery, the President of the NAACP Aurora Branch and lecturer in Political Science at CU Denver.

Clinnesha D. Sibley committed to training exclusively as a playwright while attending Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. It was at this historically black college that she learned the connection between social activism and artistic practice. Ms. Sibley is a playwright-scholar who advances the social consciousness of all people through her storytelling, teaching, directing and arts endeavoring.

The original series by Richard Durham walked a daring line between reform and revolution.  From 1948 to 1950, Durham used the weekly Destination Freedom to fight the stereotypes of African Americans in the media. His inventive scripts highlighted the accomplishments of black leaders throughout history, including Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, and Ida B. Wells. Durham’s recurring theme of social and economic freedom was a revolutionary idea rarely heard on the radio at the time. The program was shut down by its network in 1950, as McCarthyism and anti-communism tightened its grip on American broadcasting.

Destination Freedom Black Radio Days is produced by No Credits Productions LLC and donnie l. betts.

The series can be heard wherever you get your podcast #Broadway Podcast Network #itunes, #radiopublic, #spotify #amazon, #stitcher or www.nocredits.com

No Credits Productions

Destination Freedom Black Radio Days

“The Cleaning Ladies” and “Bound by Blood”

September 21 at 7 p.m.

Broadcast live on www.kgnu.org.

Stay tuned after the audio dramas for a conversation with Omar Montgomery, the President of the NAACP Aurora Branch and lecturer in Political Science at CU Denver.

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September 21
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7:00 pm
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