Albert D. Cunningham Radio Scripts for “The Music of Black America”

Institution: Columbia College Chicago - Center for Black Music Research
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Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Biographical/Historical Note:
“The Music of Black America” was a radio show written and produced in Los Angeles in 1982. The show aired nationally on syndicated radio in conjunction with Black Music Month during May and June of that year, and it was hosted by J.J. Johnson (a Los Angeles radio personality) and Lou Rawls.

Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains scripts from “The Music of Black America.” The donor of the collection, Al Cunningham, was the show’s principal writer and producer. “The Music of Black America” was presented in 24 segments, each an hour in length. The first folder of the collection contains a preliminary outline of the show’s segments, and the remaining folders contain the scripts of the segments themselves. The collection appears to be lacking the script for one of the 24 segments.

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