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Sleepy Joe's was a children's radio show that was broadcasted in the 1940s. The stories told on the show were a retelling of Uncle Remus stories featuring characters such as Brer Rabbit, Brer Turtle, and Brer Fox. In the program, Jimmy Scribner (a white man) plays a Black storyteller named Sleepy Joe as well as all the animals. Scribner was also known for his radio show, The Johnson Family, in which he plays an African American family from a Southern town called Chickazola.
Jimmy Scribner: "Not the Whole Show". (1946, May 26). Radio Life. https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Radio-Life/40s/46/Radio-Life-1946-...