Ever since February 1926, when historian Carter Woodson first paid homage to civil-rights pioneers Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass—born Feb. 12 and Feb. 20, respectively—Black History Month has been a priceless source of enlightenment for millions of Americans.
And 2012 has been no different here on BlogTalkRadio. In fact, thanks to the generosity of AT&T, we’re adding a new twist to the tradition!
Throughout the month, listeners have been treated to 28 days of compelling interviews with some of the most influential African American figures from the fields of entertainment, literature, sports, business and politics.
That via AT&T’s dual Black History Month series, Listen 2 Learn! and Ear 2 the Future!, which have featured encore presentations of conversations with the likes of Bill Cosby, Sherri Shepherd, Charles Barkley, Melinda Doolittle, Russell Simmons and Dionne Warwick.
Now, capping off those series on Wednesday, Feb. 29, comes AT&T 28 Days: Make Your Own Mark on History—Live!
The two-hour special features excerpts from documentary interviews with historic African American figures including Rosa Parks, Duke Ellington, Shirley Chisholm and James Baldwin, as well as highlights from BTR’s most popular archival interviews with African American newsmakers, like Michelle Obama, Montel Williams, Mo’Nique and Larry Fitzgerald.
Plus, the listening community will be invited to make its own mark on history by weighing in on the question “Which young contemporary African American figure do you foresee having the most profound impact on our nation in the coming decades?”
And don’t forget to bring your best trivia game because we’ll be covering African American “firsts” in government, sports, science, literature and the arts.
Brought to you by AT&T. Rethink Possible.