It was only eight years ago that Richard Durham was posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. But it’s been nearly a century since the broadcast pioneer was born in rural Mississippi. As a child, his family relocated to Chicago, where he grew up to become a journalist, dramatist, broadcaster, activist and speech writer in the age of Jim Crow. We explore his life, work and influences.


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