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Frederick Douglass: Orator, Statesman, Abolitionist

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Frederick Douglass, the renowned orator, statesman, and abolitionist and a prominent leader in a colony of England, now known as the United States of America, moved our new nation, led by so-called “white” people who...

Walk To Freedom

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June 23, 1963, in Detroit’s Cobo Hall, I intensely listened to Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, for what many historians claim was the first time.  Dr. King was in Detroit for the “...

Dr. Martin Luther King

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Tony Brown’s Journal program #2702 is my essay on Martin Luther King, Jr. (TBJ #2702 – “Tony Brown’s Essay on Martin Luther King”) It’s a story of reality, truth, vision, courage and transformation on the one hand an...

Reflections of MLK

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This program highlights Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s contributions through archival footage and interviews with some of his closest associates. 2301

Gone But Not Forgotten

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They are no longer with us, but their work and accomplishments are still impacting on the lives of the people that they touched.  They are the heroes who turn into legends and forever etch their wonders in the annuals...

Oscar and Jackie, Two of the Same

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Patrick McGilligan is the author of Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only, The Life of America’s First Black Filmmaker offers a vivid and fascinating portrait of this little-known pioneer.  (3019)  

His Own Man

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As Pastor of the legendary Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III has been in the vanguard of community activism.  His battles against moral corruption are well-documented in the press and a re...

Ralph Bunche — The Lost Hero

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Who was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?  The answer is Ralph Bunche.  As the United Nations Undersecretary General, Bunche successfully negotiated armistice agreements between Israel an...

Mayor Ed Koch Fights The Odds

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Mayor Ed Koch of New York City (1224)