I am taking this opportunity to respond to all of the people who have been kind enough to write such nice comments about the Tony Brown’s Journal series.
Let me remind you of what is coming up on Tony Brown’s Journal -- Monday - Friday -- 6:30pm (CT) and 10pm (CT) on Soul of The South Television Network in selected markets nationwide: New York (WDVB-CD); Houston (KHLM-DT); Orlando-Daytona Bch, Melbourne (WZXZ-CA); Jackson (WLOO-DT); Nashville (WJDE-LD); Little Rock-Pine Bluff (KKYK-CD and KMYA-DT); Dayton (WRCX-LP); and Beaumont-Port Arthur (KUMY-LD).
The Winning Spirit. Arthur Ashe, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Robinson and Marcus Haynes are all legends in the sports world. These renowned athletes are among the personalities profiled in action on this edition for their “winning spirit.”
Who Killed Malcolm X? Part 1 of this 1993 documentary on Malcolm X digs deep into the series' film archives to retrace 25-years of investigative reporting. Through interviews, rare footage of the slain leader and readings of actual court transcripts of his killers' trial, host Tony Brown unveils several inconsistencies and examples of mysterious media reporting. A never-before aired audiotape recording of the final minutes of Malcolm X's life -- up to the first shots that were fired -- is used for the first time.
The Assassin: Exclusive Interview With the Confessed Killer of Malcolm X. Part 2 of this series on Malcolm X features the exclusive televised interview with the only confessed killer of Malcolm X. In 1981, in an intimate talk with Tony Brown from his prison cell, Talmadge Hayer explains what his and his co-conspirators’ motivations were and what happened the day Malcolm X was killed on February 21, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York.
Malcolm (Denzel Washington) and Elijah Decades before Hollywood discovered this Academy Award winner, his 1982 performance on Tony Brown’s Journal as Malcolm X (the physical resemblance is stunning) marked the striving-actor young Denzel Washington’s place in history. It was his first performance before a national audience, thanks to stage producer Woodie King, Jr. The New York Off-Broadway play produced by King revolves around the conflict between Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, and his verbal whip, Malcolm X.
Mrs. Norman, We Love You. Garnet High School in Charleston, WV was Tony Brown’s high school. It was one of the most academically rigorous high schools in the nation and, as a result, in 1951 his freshman entrance exam to Wayne State University in Detroit was waived because of Garnet’s outstanding academic record. The fact that Garnet was all-Black by laws that ironically resulted in an all-Black faculty that possessed advanced college degrees from a variety of prestigious universities that included The Sorbonne in Paris and many of the most distinguished Black colleges in the U. S. On this edition, his English teacher, Ruth S. Norman, and the all-Black school’s standard of academic excellence and character building are profiled. Garnet High School was named after Henry Highland Garnett, a militant former slave from the Mandingo tribe in Africa and later Jamaica.
When The Sisters Came Marching Home. After this profile on the 6888 Black WAC unit was aired, Tony Brown appealed to the Reagan White House to honor the WWII Black WAC unit: “This superb group of women was the only Black WAC unit to serve overseas during WWII. They were cited for doing a job that no one else had succeeded in doing. The 6888th also holds the dubious distinction of being the only all-female unit to serve overseas which did not receive a citation. Do help this administration to recognize and legitimize these victims of racism – and sexism.”
Slice of Americana. America, an urban mosaic – a gleaning thread of world history woven by the influence of cultures from around the globe. An amalgamation of ethnic talents that produced what is now the richest most powerful nation in the free world. And while diversity can be sited as a defining factor in the American experience, no group is more unique than the Black American. U. S. citizens who have contributed tremendously but at the same time have been reviled and revered, heralded and hunted. This program gives a glimpse of the Black American legacy and its role in the creation of these United States.
The Black West. “Little Black cowboys need their heroes too,” sings Black country-western singer Jae R. Mason, as part of a movement to recapture the Black presence in the Old West. This edition highlights the rich history of Black contributions to the settling of America’s western frontier. Their legacy is exposed through song, rare photos and film.
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