Waves of Empowerment: Black Radio and the Civil Rights Movement

Tianyi Wang is an applied microeconomist with primary research interests in health and labor economics, political economy, and economic history. His work explores how technological innovations affect health and labor market outcomes, the relationship between public health interventions and mortality, as well as the political impacts of the media.

In his talk, Wang will present the first empirical evidence on the effects of Black radio on the political participation and activism in the South during the early 1960s.


Seminar schedule

  • The seminar starts at 12:15 and lasts about one hour
  • The host will give a short introduction
  • If there is time, there will be a discussion at the end
  • The host will do a closing summary


  • FAIR will host the seminar on Zoom
  • To start, we will mute everyone except for our speaker
  • Questions can be asked during the seminar with the “Raise your hand” feature, in the “participants” tab. You will find it under the list of participants. 
  • Make sure your video is turned on when you have a question
  • To join, fill out the registration form at the bottom before Thursday, September 2, 9 AM (UTC +02:00)
  • You will receive an e-mail with the link and password before 11 AM Thursday, September 2.

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