"Broadcast over WNYC for thirteen weeks in 1941, Native Sons
was one of several series cast with African Americans that dramatized the lives of prominent blacks. Actors included Eric Burroughs, Canada Lee, P.J. Sidney, Jessie Zackerey, Jimmy Wright and Rose Poindexter. The Juanita Hall Choir provided music while Mitchell Grayson directed. Writing credits were ascribed to John Griffin and one other unidentified writer. Author Richard Wright gave some commentary after the final broadcast."
The May through July programs profiled: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, the explorer Estevanico; Nat Turner; George Washington Carver; Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield; Crispus Attucks; Ira Aldridge; Robert Smalls; Benjamin Banneker; Toussaint-L' Ouverture; Denmark Vesey; Paul Robeson; Marian Anderson; and Roland Hayes.
Source: Ellett, Ryan, Encyclopedia of Black Radio in the United States 1921-1955
, McFarlane & Co., North Carolina, 2012, pg. 116. Ellet cites: Baltimore Afro-American, May 3, 1941, p. 14 and August 9, 1941, p. 14.
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Fan mail sent to WQXR's Pru Devon in 1947 for her show Nights in Latin America.