August 2013 TruthToTell Archives

©2012 Khalid Bendib,

Writer-actors Freeman Gosden as Amosand Charles Correll as Andy in 1929 – two minstrel-style white actors playing Black characters Amos n Andy – stereotypically uneducated and living in NY’s Harlem neighborhood from the 1920s on was the most popular program on radio in the 1930s – 40 million mostly white people listened, but persisted despite a 1931

Watch the video of Part I of this 1:45 conversation at the bottom of this page. Video of Part II can be viewed here