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BlogTalkRadio Wants to Know: Which African American Figure Has Had the Most Profound Impact on Your Life?

Was it Martin Luther King Jr.? Harriet Tubman? Thurgood Marshall? Hattie McDaniel? Or maybe someone a bit more obscure, like Bessie Smith or Robert Hayden.

No matter who, we want to know which historic African American figure has had the most profound impact on your life and why?

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And we’re inviting you to go tell us via Cinch, BlogTalkRadio’s sister platform that makes creating and sharing audio easy.

From today though Friday, Feb. 26, we’ll be looking for the best of these audio essays for inclusion in the two-hour finale to our 28 Days of Black History Makers series, titled Day 28: Go Tell It Live.

To submit your essay:

(1) Call 646-200-3333 and follow the audio prompt, which directs you to…

(2) State your name, and the city and state where you live.

(3) Leave your phone number so that we can inform you if your audio essay is selected for inclusion in the Feb. 28 finale show, Day 28: Go Tell It Live.

(4) Tell us, in two minutes or less, which historic African American figure has had the most profound impact on your life and why?

(5) Hang up when you’re done.

day28-graphic11Remember to pause briefly between steps one, two and three. And remember to record your audio essay by Friday, Feb. 26.

Hosted by Janice Malone and Darryl Williams, Day 28: Go Tell It Live gets under way Monday, Feb. 28 and 8 p.m. ET, and features archival interviews with Americans who’ve left an indelible mark on our nation in the areas of music, sports, civil rights and comedy, including Billie Holiday, Jackie Robinson, Shirley Chisholm and Richard Pryor.

Plus, highlights from the 28 Days series, including chats with Michelle Obama, Larry Fitzgerald, Mo’Nique, Sugar Ray Leonard and Wendy Williams, as well as a look back at African American milestones in scholarship, government, literature, science, sports, film and television.

BlogTalkRadio Caps off Black History Month Series with Feb. 28 Special Event, ‘Go Tell It Live,’ Presented by AT&T

From President Barack Obama to jazz master Ellis Marsalis, Olympic gold medalist Diane Dixon to Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, Pulitzer Prize winner Maya Angelou to world heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield.

These—and more—are the African American figures BlogTalkRadio has been honoring throughout the month with encore presentations of their most compelling interviews.day28-graphic1

And soon we’ll be capping off our 28 Days of Black History Makers series with a two-hour special event, presented by AT&T.

Hosted by Janice Malone and Darryl Williams, Day 28: Go Tell It Live gets under way Monday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

During the live show, we’ll feature archival interviews with Americans who’ve left an indelible mark on our nation in the areas of music, sports, civil rights and comedy, including:

Billie Holiday
Jackie Robinson
Shirley Chisholm
Richard Pryor
Rose Parks
Malcolm X

Plus, highlights from our 28 Days series, including chats with:

Michelle Obama
Larry Fitzgerald
Wendy Williams
Sugar Ray Leonard
Stephanie Mills
Montel Williams

And, a look back at African American milestones in scholarship, government, literature, science, sports, film and television.

And, of course, our hosts will be taking calls from across the nation.

So be sure to Go Tell It Live!

BlogTalkRadio Marks Black History Month with 28-Day Series, Presented by AT&T

From actors to athletes, divas to comedians, poets to politicians, these are the African American figures who’ve helped shape the face of our nation.

And throughout the month of February, BlogTalkRadio is honoring them with encore presentations of their most compelling interviews.aat_t2

Welcome to 28 Days of Black History Makers, presented by AT&T.

The series got under way Feb. 1 with BET host Mo’Nique, who won an Oscar for her role in 2009’s Precious.

During the funnylady’s interview, she reflected on her most memorable complement surrounding that Oprah Winfrey- and Tyler Perry-produced film.

“The night of the permiere of Precious, I saw Sidney Poitier from my car,” she told The Breakdown Show hosts Audley Stephenson and Dave Mendonca.

“He was already on the red carpet. And I said to my husband, ‘Oh my God. There’s Sydney Poitier! I would love to meet him.’

“So now the movie’s over, everyone’s leaving… I’m almost the last person to leave the theater. And I turn around and my husband says, ‘Look who’s behind you.’ It was Sydney Poitier,” Mo’Nique continued. “And he says to me, ‘Young lady, I did not see one insecure moment in your performance.’ That was priceless coming from him.”

Mo'Nique: Oscar champ kicked of Black History Month series.

Mo'Nique: Kicked off Black History Month series.

To date, the series has also featured interviews with Spike Lee, Chilli, Evander Holyfield, Della Reese, Meadowlark Lemon and Stedman Graham.

Tune in tomorrow, and every day this month, to hear more prominent figures in the 28 Days series.

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