This podcast is a narrative nonfiction piece, with music clips, set on a small sailboat on a river near Savannah, Georgia. According to independent producer David Ivanick, "This is an incredibly moving piece which flawlessly blends together the histories of race, sailing, prohibition, drugs, and the criminal justice system. In doing so, it challenges some of the stereotypes we have, not only of race but of how race relates to sailing, North and South, and leisure." Please listen.
This piece aired on WTKS 1290 AM in Savannah, GA. If you are interested in licensing this piece for your own radio station please visit https://www.prx.org/pieces/10537
A very special thanks to the sisters of the deceased Frank Williams, who granted permission to use Frank's rap piece, "Y-Play?" and a grateful acknowledgement to Dr. Charles Elmore of Savannah State University, who wrote "All That Savannah Jazz," which provided valuable research material for this piece.