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Hello every one:
If some one experienced can point out the correct contact approach to the
National Archives for Radio Peking. I would like to volunteer to go an
errand. We're a nonprofit incorporated in D.C. but operates in Beijing.
Regards,
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Baoshan Sheng
Director | International Classical Music Database
+ 86 10 5162 6468 | [log in to unmask]


On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 9:48 AM, David Goren <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It might be worth trying the National Archives for Radio Peking. A
> preliminary search shows that the NA has collections of "enemy broadcasts."
> There seem to be two main chunks that preclude 1951...(the WWII period, and
> then from 1956-1965. But maybe there's more.
>
>
> On Mar 15, 2010, at 5:57 PM, Samara Freemark wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > My name is Samara Freemark. I'm a producer at Radio Diaries - we produce
> > historical documentaries for NPR's All Things Considered.
> >
> > We're currently working on a story about a 1940s-era case in Mississippi.
> In
> > 1945, a black man named Willie McGee was arrested and accused of raping a
> > white woman. Over the next six years, his case became a cause celebre:
> > Einstein, Faulkner, Josephine Baker and others spoke out in support of
> > McGee; there were protests in cities across the US and in Paris, China,
> > Russia, and other countries. He was defended by the Civil Rights Congress
> > (CRC), who hired Bella Abzug to argue the case. Eventually, McGee was
> > executed in Mississippi's portable electric chair at midnight on the
> morning
> > of May 8th, 1951.
> >
> > We're looking for any audio archival materials that mention the McGee
> case.
> > Any archival materials on the portable electric chair (I think it was
> > inaugurated in the early '40s). Any materials from the protests
> surrounding
> > his case - in the US, or abroad (apparently Radio Peking mentioned McGee
> at
> > some point). Anything from that era that mentions Bella Abzug or the CRC.
> > Any general archival material on race relations in the American South in
> the
> > 1940s and early 50s (the dates are before the real start of the civil
> rights
> > movement, so archive has proven a bit difficult to track down.)
> Apparently
> > there was a nationwide NBC radio broadcast that mentioned McGee on the
> night
> > of execution (May 7th); we're looking for that too.
> >
> > Any help or advice you can offer would be so very appreciated. You can
> reach
> > me at [log in to unmask]
> >
> > Thanks so much for your help,
> >
> > Samara
> >
> > --
> > Samara Freemark
> > Radio Diaries
> > http://www.radiodiaries.org/
> > [log in to unmask]
>