Welcome to episode 1 of the Bronzeville FanCast. You’re hosts are MickGinger, DW Witch Doctor and MrRedBeard. We will be covering every new release of Bronzeville. Forgive us for the audio quality due to technical issues. The audio was cleaned up quite a bit and we promise to strive for better every time.
During the early 20th century roughly 6 million African Americans fled from oppression faced in the south. This event is referred to as the Great Migration. During this time thousands of families and individuals sought out a better life in Chicago.
The focus of the Bronzeville Audio drama, as much as we know, is the Numbers Games during the 1940’s. Numbers/Policy Game or Numbers/Policy Racket is an illegal lottery where the person playing attempts to pick numbers that will match a random number drawn at a later time.
How big were the Numbers Games? Eddie Jones and his brothers at one point were making more than 180k per week which is way more than enough to draw attention from law enforcement and other criminal elements.
The FanCast is back and we get a chance to talk to Kc Wayland about an Audio Drama Production Book, GoldRush, a writing opportunity for you, and Bronzeville.
There will be a Bronzeville FanCast!!
Bronzeville written by Josh Olsen, the writer behind A History of Violence, staring Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate tells the story of the Chicago numbers games, Policy Kings and Bronzeville during the 1940’s. We sit down with Kc to find out more.
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