- Lecture and Book Signing with author Sonja D. Williams, Howard University
- Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:00 PM
- Delaware History Museum - Wilmington
- 2017 New Directions in African American History Series
Sonja Williams is an award-winning media producer, professor and writer whose first book, Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio and Freedom, was a Phillis Wheatley Book Award Finalist for 2016. Her credits include the radio series Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions, NPR’sMaking the Music, and Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was. Richard Durham (1917—1984) was a Mississippi-born, Chicago-based broadcast journalist and political strategist whose award-winning radio series, Destination Freedom, aired each week on WMAQ from 1948 to 1950 and offered listeners inspiring studies of heroes from African American history. Durham paved the way for black journalists as a dramatist, as an investigative reporter and editor for the pioneering black newspapers the Chicago Defender and Muhammad Speaks, and as a community organizer and activist who helped elect Harold Washington as Chicago’s first black mayor.
Reservations requested at (302) 655-7161 or email@example.com
- Delaware History Museum
- 504 N. Market Street
The Delaware History Museum (1940) was originally a Woolworth's Department Store. It has been transformed into the Delaware History Museum and the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. It features permanent and rotating exhibitions, classrooms, and meeting space.
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