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MAR. 1 -- TBJ Show # 631 -- 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.
MAR. 2 -- TBJ Show # 601 -- 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.”
MAR. 5 -- TBJ Show # 2606 -- The History of Black Music – Part I Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Las Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talents in riveting stage performances.
MAR. 6 -- TBJ Show # 2607 -- The History of Black Music – Part II Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) create a unique music history lesson on stage in Las Vegas in this vocal extravaganza. Choirs, groups and soloists from the nation’s Black colleges showcase their talents in riveting stage performances.
MAR. 7 -- TBJ Show # 1210 -- There Was A Time. Ralph Cooper, founder of the Original Harlem Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, was an icon of the Apollo legacy for decades. This long tradition ended at his death on August 4, 1992. During his long career, Ralph Cooper was also one of the early pioneers of Black films. This edition is in tribute to a legend who made and starred in his own movies and helped launch the careers of James Brown, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, the Jackson Five and others. In this rebroadcast, Ralph Cooper told his story of his early years before a live studio audience in his hometown of New York City.
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MAR. 8 -- TBJ Show # 2323 -- What “Hat” Are You Wearing? – Part 1 Educator Dr. Joe Cornelius developed a creative way to explain Black history and to motivate young people through drama. He created a historical masterpiece when he chronicled the saga of Black America as it changes “hats” with the times.
MAR. 9 -- TBJ Show # 2324 -- The Devil’s Advice – Part 2 Educator Dr. Joe Cornelius once again shares his insightful talent as he weaves the tale of a young man struggling against the odds. In “The Devil & Leroy Jones,” Dr. Cornelius imbues his performance with a message of hope for the future.