African American History

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take, I talked with Dionne Lucas, Director, Marketing and Communications with the National Museum of African American Music.  The museum located in Nashville is set to open in Summer 2020.  

Ms. Lucas, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, shares that the museum is in the process of collecting memorabilia. Their team has been visiting living legends collecting items that will be on exhibition. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Mary Frances Early, the first African-American graduate of the University of Georgia.  Ms. Early graduated with a Master's Degree from UGA in 1962, after earning her bachelor's degree at what was then called Clark College. 

WCLK's The Local Take along with Dr. Kwesi deGraft Hanson will present The Weeping Time during the Juneteenth Celebration at the Atlanta History Center on June 15th at 1pm.  Saturday on the show I talked with Ananda Blalock and Trevion King, members of the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA Teen Leadership Council who joined us on the 160th Commemoration trip in March of this year. 

This week on WCLK's The Local Take I spoke with community activists Derik Rinehart and Renaldo Porter Moore about the history behind the Porter Road Community and their campaign to get DeKalb County to preserve the historical significance and graveyard that is part of of their legacy.