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Feb. 25, 1964: Cassius Clay Jr. Won the Heavyweight Boxing Title

Ohio Today  (the Ohio University Alumni Magazine)

Blog Spot, The Writer’s Center (Bethesda, MD)

The Hill Rag (Community newspaper, Washington, DC)

Flow TV  (Online Journal of Television and Media Studies) Special Issue: Radio Preservation Task Force

Encyclopedia of Radio, ed. Christopher H. Sterling. New York and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004.

  • Richard Durham 1917-1984: U.S. Writer Radio and Dramatist, pgs. 511-514
  • Soundprint: U.S. Documentary Series and Media Center, pgs. 1301-1302.

Historical Dictionary of American Radio, eds. Donald G. Godfrey and Frederic A. Leigh, Westport and London: Greenwood Press, 1998.

  • Eddie Anderson, pgs. 19-20.
  • Black Drama, 46-47.
  • Black Formats, pgs. 48-49.
  • Jack Leroy Cooper, pgs. 95-96.
  • National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, 274.



WTTW-TV, Chicago Tonight: “Word Warrior” Traces Uncommon Life of Chicago Writer Richard Durham, Chicago, IL, October 12. 2017

UDC-TV, The Scholars with Ethelbert Miller, Washington, DC, February 21, 2017

WMFT, Studs Terkel Radio Archives (conversation with Tony Macaluso), Chicago, IL, October 14, 2016.

WOUB Digital, Conversations From Studio B (with host Tom Hodson), Athens, OH, April 11, 2016.

WPFW-FM, Business Matters (with host Andy Shallal), Washington, DC, February 29, 2016.

Library of Congress, Center for the Book’s Books & Beyond Series, Washington, DC, February 3, 2016.

First Coast.TV, Richard Durham Comes to Life in a New Book, (with producer Jorge L. Rivera), Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, February 18, 2016.

WHUR-FM, Sunday Afternoon Gospel (with host Jacquie Gales Webb), Washington, DC, February 7, 2016.

C-Span TV, Black Journalism in History (with interviewer/journalist Wanda Sabir), Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA January 18, 2016.

The Root and Roots Show (with host Gregory Rasheed; interview starts at 1:16:30), online podcast, January 8, 2016.

103.9-FM, In Focus With Marc Clarke, New York, NY, December 13, 2015.

Raphael George 103.9

KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, CA, Uprising With Sonali, December 1, 2015.

WAMU-FM, Washington, DCThe Kojo Nnamdi Show, November 16, 2015.

KPFA-FM, Berkeley, CA, Living Room (with host Kris Welch), October 30, 2015.

WPFW-FM, Washington, DC,  On the Margin, (with host Giovanni Russonello), October 29, 2015.

SiriusXM Satellite RadioThe Maggie Linton Show, October 23, 2015.

WHUR-FM, Washington, DC, The Daily Drum, (with host Harold Fisher), October 21, 2015.


National Public Radio’s Weekend All Things Considered, With Drama on the Dial, “Freedom’ Made History by Teaching It,” (with producer Felix Contreras), October 10, 2015.


Duke University Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC, Word Warrior: A Conversation About Pioneering African American Radio Journalist Richard Durham with Sonja Williams and Charlie Cobb, September 29, 2015.


WUNC, Chapel Hill, NC,  The State of Things, “Word Warrior: Richard Durham” (with host Frank Stasio), September 24, 2015.

New Books in African American Studies (with host Mireille Djenno), September 23, 2015.

WBEZ, Chicago, IL,  The Morning Shift, “Word Warrior” Tells the Story of An Important But Relatively Unknown Chicago Figure (with host Tony Sarabia), September 9, 2015.



Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom, Thomas A. Mascaro, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Volume 94, Issue 2, June 2017.

The Revolution Will Be An Audiophile, Ida Jones, H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online, September, 2016.

2016 Reading Lists: Books on Chicago’s Black Experience, The Project on the History of Black Writing, University of Mississippi, July 16, 2016.

Williams, Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom, Josh Shepperd, Journal of Radio and Audio Media, Volume 23, Issue 1, May 4, 2016.

Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom, Carrie Teresa, Journalism History, Volume 42, No. 1, April 1, 2016.

A Word Warrior for FreedomJohn Woodford, Against the Current, March-April 2016.

Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom, Todd Steven Burroughs, American Journalism, March, 2016.

Sonja D. Williams – Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom, Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Black Gro0ves: Archives of African American Music and Culture, Indiana University, February 2, 2016.

Just In Time For The Holidays: Top Nonfiction BooksRichard Prince,, December 13, 2015.

“Word Warrior” A Good Book on Democratic Media, Tony Pecinovsky, People’s World, December 9. 2015.

Narrative Action: Sonja D. Williams Paints a Colorful Portrait of Journalist and Activist Richard Durham, Anne Li, South Side Weekly, December 1, 2015.

The Ford Foundation: A Bibliography of New Scholarship, 2012-2015Rockefeller Archives Center, December 2015.

Biography of a Reformist, Review of Sonja D. Williams’ Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom, Rhone Fraser, The Advocate, November 16, 2015.




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