Black History: Jack L. Cooper

Black history fact (for 2/2): Jack L. Cooper (1889-) was a Black radio pioneer and ventriloquist. He used the comedy routine he emulated to claim that he was “the first 4 negroes on radio”. In 1927, he originated a community news broadcast in Chicago about black Americans called, “The Negro Hour”. It was a pioneering achievement that set precedents in …

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