NCC Helping to Launch Mississippi Radio Unit

Type 
Magazine Article
Year 
1965
Creator(s) 
Unknown (author)
Pages 
5
Date 
Wed, 03/03/1965
Doc # 
1C/S03.28
Abstract 

The author reports that, based on a New York Times article, the National Council of Churches (NCC) was fully funding the Radio Tougaloo Association, an organization planning to operate a new broadcasting facility near Tougaloo College. The broadcasting facility, run by Chris Koch, program director of the New York outlet of the Pacifica Foundation, had the primary purpose of communicating information to citizens of Mississippi about issues pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement in a complete and objective way. The author implies that the NCC's funding this radio station therefore links the NCC to the alleged communist values held by the Pacifica broadcasting organization and points out that there were no indications that the station at Tougaloo would provide religious programming. 

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of journal article; located in PLT Archive Folder "Delta Ministry (Div. of Nat'l Churches) pro, anti-literature"; part of "Exhibit F- A file of educational documents relating to Delta Ministry's operation in Mississippi" (1C/S03.27).

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