Re-Imagined Radio pays tribute to Black History Month and Destination Freedom
(1948-1950), a radio series that dramatized the democratic traditions
and cultural contributions of Black Americans, and, in the process,
provided foothold for the later civil and human rights movements. For
this episode, “Destination Freedom Tribute,” we sample from original
episodes of Destination Freedom to consider W. C. Handy, “The Father of the Blues” and the Basin Street jazz stylings of Louis Armstrong.