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Author Delmont, Matthew F.

Title The nicest kids in town : American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia / Matthew F. Delmont.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    323.1196 DEL    Available
Description xi, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series American crossroads ; 32
American crossroads; 32.
Note "The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies"--p. before half-t.p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-282) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Making Philadelphia safe for "WFIL-adelphia": television, housing, and defensive localism in Bandstand's backyard -- They shall be heard: local television as a civil rights battleground -- The de facto dilemma: fighting segregation in Philadelphia public schools -- From Little Rock to Philadelphia: making de facto school segregation a media issue -- The rise of rock and roll in Philadelphia: Georgie Woods, Mitch Thomas, and Dick Clark -- "They'll be rockin' on Bandstand, in Philadelphia, P.A.": imagining national youth culture on American bandstand -- Remembering American bandstand, forgetting segregation -- Still boppin' on Bandstand: American dreams, Hairspray, and American bandstand in the 2000s -- Conclusion: everybody knows about American bandstand.
Subject American Bandstand (Television program)
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Minorities on television.
Television programs -- United States -- History.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780520272071 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0520272072 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780520272088 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0520272080 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Standard No. 40020606694

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