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.
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.”
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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