Category: Historical Figures
Legends of Music
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“LEGENDS OF MUSIC” This edition features the thoughts and music of some of the world’s most talented legendary entertainers, including Eubie Blake, Chuck Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Hampton and Charles Brown.
Historical Black Women in The Military
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African-American women in military service also did not receive proper recognition for their service. Reflecting that apartheid custom, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only African-American WA...
Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James
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Moving in tandem with American history, the bold and brave first Black four-star general of the U. S. Air Force, Daniel “Chappie” James, in a rare historic television appearance on Tony Brown’s Journal, offered to hi...
Tuskegee Airmen: Pt. 4 – Red Tails and Black Aces
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The mere decision to go to war for their country, a country that deprived them of basic human rights, proves even further the competence and unheralded character of some of the greatest men in American history. The pi...
The Tuskegee Airmen – Pt. 3: Jim Crow’s Graveyard
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The Tuskegee Airmen -- Part 3 – Jim Crow’s Graveyard. Shooting down #German airplanes, rather than effectively carrying out the assigned duties of close ground support and bomber escort, emerged as the criterion for ...
Matthew Henson: The Final Step
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Dr. Allen Counter, Harvard professor, and explorer has discovered the Eskimo descendants of North Pole discoverers Matthew Henson and Robert E. Peary. Dr. Counter talks about Black Igloo, his recent work tracing the A...
Lionel Hampton: A Grace Note
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Musician extraordinaire Lionel Hampton died on August 31, 2002, at the age of 94. This program chronicles his legacy as a musician, statesman, humanitarian and close friend of the Bush family. Tony Brown also remember...
Character Is Power: An “Anabolic” Concept
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Booker T. Washington, in many ways, embodies the spirit of all of Black higher education. He was an educator and statesman, and he is Hampton University's most famous graduate and founder of Tuskegee Institute in 188...