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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?


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.