Friday, November 25, 1960: 'Amos 'n' Andy'

The last radio episode of "Amos 'n' Andy" airs. Set in the black community, its main characters were Amos Jones and Andy Brown, Georgia-born men who had moved to Chicago. The show first aired in 1928 as a nightly radio serial, written and voiced by white actors Freeman Godsen and Charles Correll (shown in blackface at left); in 1943 the show's format was changed to a weekly situation comedy, and then again in 1954 to one featuring short comedy bits and recorded music. (A spin-off TV series ran from 1951 to 1953.) In the years since, the show's depiction of blacks has been described as both stereotypical and humanizing.

Listen to episodes:
-- From Archive.org: @
-- From OldTimeRadioFans.com: @
-- From FreeOTRshows.com: @

* More from "Museum of Broadcast Communications Encylopedia of Radio": @
* More from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia: @
* More from Museum of Broadcast Communications: @
* Watch "Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy": @
* "Amos 'n' Andy Explained" (Popular Science Monthly, 1930): @

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