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May 2024
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Amos ’n’ Andy were white? (“Gods of Pennsylvania Station,” August/September issue.)

Freeman Gosden as Amos and Charles Correll as Andy were indeed white in the famous radio series of ‘Amos ’n’ Andy.” However, when the show was transferred to television in 1951, the parts were played by the black actors Alvin Childress and Spencer Williams. Never as much of a hit on television, the show was taken off the air in 1953, partly because it was offensive to blacks.

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