Fans Mourn 'Soul Train' Host, Don Cornelius Was 75 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Fans Mourn 'Soul Train' Host, Don Cornelius Was 75

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Don Cornelius dismissed the description that Soul Train was the "black" American Bandstand. He said the show was for everybody, and he showcased white acts as well as black — as long as they were funky. The show was an important cultural barometer and a touch-point for young African Americans who saw few reflections of their lives on TV or in the movies in the 1970s and eighties.
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