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List of Figures vii Foreword by John David Smith ix Acknowledgments xiii Abbreviations xv Introduction: Dials Set to Freedom i Part One 1. An Uphill Battle: Network Radio, Local Radio, and the Roots of Racial Change 21 2. Goodwill Radio: Labor, Liberals, and the Search for Interracial Understanding 52 3. Respectability, Religion, and Rhythm and Blues on Black-Oriented Radio 81 Part Two 4. A Dixie Dilemma: Racially Progressive Radio in the Age of Massive Resistance 1I15 5. Edwin T. Randall and Friendly World Broadcasting: Radio and White Racial Liberalism in the Age of Mass Protest 134 6. Black-Oriented Radio and the Southern Civil Rights Movement 149 7. WENN's Push Came to Shove: Black-Oriented Radio and the Freedom Struggle in Birmingham 182 8. Ample and Frequent Moderation: Radio and Race Relations in Charlotte 210 9. A Telling Silence: Freedom Radio in Mississippi 249 Part Three 10. The Quest for Black Power in Southern Radio 281 11. Riots, Respect, and Responsibility: Radio in the New South 315 Conclusion: Radio and the Southern Freedom Struggle 358 Notes 363 Bibliography 399 Index 415Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: African Americans in radio broadcasting Southern States History 20th century, African American radio stations Southern States History 20th century, African Americans Civil rights Southern States History 20th century, Civil rights movements Southern States History 20th century, Southern States Race relations