The nicest kids in town : American bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia / Matthew F. Delmont
- Delmont, Matthew F.
- Berkeley : University of California Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xi, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- American crossroads ; 32
- 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.
- 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
- Philadelphia (Pa.)—Race relations—History—20th century
- 9780520272071 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0520272072 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780520272088 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0520272080 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- "The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies"--p. before half-t.p.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-282) and index.
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