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CLARK ACCUSED OF REWRITING BANDSTAND‘S RACIAL HISTORY

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dick Clark’s frequent claim that he integrated American Bandstand in the 1950s because “it was the right thing to do” is being challenged in a new book by a Scripps College professor. In The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia, Matt Delmont, an […]

CONTROVERSY SWIRLS AROUND THE HELP

August 23, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

As The Help continued to amaze box-office pundits by coming from behind and taking over first place for two consecutive weeks, controversy over its plot began percolating on the Internet. Actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) posted a series of tweets charging that the filmmakers had watered down the actual misery in which blacks lived […]