|DRSNA||Division of Recorded Sound, National Archives|
|FDRL||Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, N.Y.|
|FTP-LC||Records of the Federal Theatre Project, Library of Congress|
|FWP-LC||Records of the Federal Writers’ Project, Library of Congress|
|FWP-PNAM||“Portrait of the Negro as an American,” Outlines Folder, Special Studies and Projects, Records of the Federal Writers’ Project, Library of Congress|
|GMUSC||George Mason University Special Collections and Archives, Fairfax, Va.|
|LC||Library of Congress|
|MPBRS-LC||Division of Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound, Library of Congress|
|MSRC||Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, Washington, D.C.|
|NA||National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.|
|NAACP-LC||Papers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Library of Congress (and microfilm)|
1. Eleanor Roosevelt, This I Remember, 162.
2. For an examination of southern influence on state policy, see Kryder’s Divided Arsenal: Race and the American State during World War II (2000). Also see Katznelson, Geiger, and Kryder’s 1993 Political Science Quarterly article, “Limiting Liberalism: The Southern Veto in Congress, 1933–1950.”
3. Interview with Carlton Moss by Lorraine Brown, 6 Aug. 1976, Hollywood, Calif., in GMUSC.
4. Hall, “Long Civil Rights Movement,” 1263; Gilmore, Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919–1950 (2008).
5. Singh, Black Is a Country, 69.
6. This study is indebted to Barbara Savage’s brilliant book, Broadcasting Freedom: Radio, War, and the Politics of Race, 1938–1948 (1999). Other recent investigations of black cultural politics include Robinson, Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II (2007); Sotiropoulos, Staging Race: Black Performers in Turn of the Century America (2006); Erenberg, The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling (2006); Martin, No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America (2005). Additional titles that analyze cultural expression as part of the civil rights agenda include, but are not limited to, Cripps, Making Movies Black: The Hollywood