Tue February 26, 2008
Program examines lesser known milestone in Civil Rights Movement.
Omaha, Nebraska – Swingtime examines a little known, but important element of the Civil Rights movement in America in the 20th Century.
Hosted by Tonea Stewart, Swingtime is an
engaging hour of music and commentary. The show features interviews and music from: The Bama State Collegians, Prarie View
Coeds, and International Sweethearts of Rhythm. African-American students
performing with these bands fought to keep their schools open by touring the sounds of swing-and laying the groundwork for change in
the perceptions of race and gender in America during the Great Depression.
This special program is produced by Artmemis Media for Public Radio International.
Swingtime airs February 28 at 8:00pm on KIOS.