American Bandstand, one of the most popular television shows ever, broadcast from Philadelphia in the late fifties, a time when that city had become a battleground for civil rights. Counter to host Dick Clark's claims that he integrated American Bandstand, this book reveals how the first national television program directed at teens discriminated against black youth during its early years and how black teens and civil rights advocates protested this discrimination. Matthew F. Delmont brings together major themes in American history-civil rights, rock and roll, television, and the
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Making Philadelphia Safe for "WFIL-adelphia": Television, Housing, and Defensive Localism in Bandstand's Backyard; 2. They Shall Be Heard: Local Television as a Civil Rights Battleground; 3. The de Facto Dilemma: Fighting Segregation in Philadelphia Public Schools; 4. From Little Rock to Philadelphia: Making de Facto School Segregation a Media Issue; 5. The Rise of Rock and Roll in Philadelphia: Georgie Woods, Mitch Thomas, and Dick Clark
6. "They'll Be Rockin' on Bandstand, in Philadelphia, P.A.": Imagining National Youth Culture on American Bandstand7. Remembering American Bandstand, Forgetting Segregation; 8. Still Boppin' on Bandstand: American Dreams, Hairspray, and American Bandstand in the 2000s; Conclusion: Everybody Knows about American Bandstand; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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