CLOSE
Leave a comment

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)

800 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

When: Summer 1963

What: The Buddy Deane Show was a teen rock-and-roll dance television show that aired on WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland from 1957 until 1964. The Deane program was a segregated show: white and Black teenagers danced on separate broadcasts. But an intrepid group of local and national civil right activists staged a “dance in” where they crashed one of the “white only days” and integrated the show. Deane and the station were purported to support integration, but cancelled the show rather than risk inflaming white supremacists and segregationists in the local area. The incident was fictionalized for the movie and play, “Hairspray.”


In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 Rewarding Black Music Moments, sponsored by Southwest Airlines.

Each Black Music Moment is associated with an actual place that you can visit. During the month of June, check in to at least three of these places on Foursquare to unlock TheUrbanDaily’s exclusive “It’s All Black Music” Badge. Check out the locations and details on our Foursquare page!

Also On The Urban Daily:
comments – add yours
Trending on The Urban Daily
×