Unformatted text preview: African American artists and he had the ratings clout to feature them on his show and to tell the bigots pressuring him to stop where to stick it. Popular hobbies for men and boys included woodworking and woodburning, shortwave and amateur radio, model building, and stamp and coin collecting. Women weren't supposed to have hobbies that didn't directly benefit the family. A woman could sew or knit because her husband or children could wear what she made, but a woman who wasted her husband's money and neglected her family for a 'useless' hobby like painting or crafting was regarded as selfish. Some lingering quasi-exceptions were embroidery and "samplers", which were often of no practical use whatsoever but were considered a nice feminine detail for a home. Some women embroidered everything , from pillowcases to dishtowels, and books of embroidery and sampler patterns were quite popular....
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- Fall '10
- Ethnic group, Amateur radio, Desi Arnaz