Charles Coughlin Biography

July 24, 1996


Donald Warren

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Oakland University, author of Radio Priest: Charles Couglin, the Father of Hate Radio

The voice of Father Charles Coughlin, the infamous Roman Catholic priest from Michigan who roused radio listeners during the Great Depression with fire and brimstone speeches that fueled racial and ethnic prejudice. Donald Warren, a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Oakland University has spent 20 years researching Coughlin’s rise and his connections to Fascist and Nazi movements.

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