Collection Title: Christopher Koch Collection of WBAI Radio Programs, 1950s-1960s
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||3 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 75 items)
||The collection of radio producer Christopher Koch contains scripts for the 1964 twelve-part
This Little Light; typed transcriptions of audio recordings made for the documentary; and audio recordings
of African American intellectual W.E.B. DuBois on open reel tapes, which were collected
for a commemorative program on DuBois following his death in 1963. Produced for the
noncommercial radio station WBAI in New York City,
This Little Light focused on Freedom Summer in Mississippi and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
and examined student activism, the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew
Goodman, and Michael Schwartz in Philadelphia, Miss., freedom schools, and a high
school boycott in Shaw, Miss. The DuBois recordings include addresses by him and his
memorial service in Achimota, Ghana. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
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- [Identification of item], in the Christopher Koch Collection of WBAI Radio Programs
#5479, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill.
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This summary description was created in March 2018 to provide information about unprocessed
materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith
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