New World A'Coming

Broadcast on New York radio station WMCA, this show was based on the work of nationally-known black journalist Roi Ottley. New World A'Coming was frequently narrated by African-American actor Canada Lee, and showcased the work of other leading black artists (Duke Ellington wrote the theme song). NWAC was a powerful and politically incisive program that aired political and racial issues in the US military and on the home front. After two seasons, the program expanded its focus to include other minority groups.

Southern elections: A description of the tactics used by whites to discourage black voting.

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