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Jazz 91.9 WCLK is working with PBS to promote their documentary The Black Church-This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, airing on WPBA or GPB at 9pm on February 16th and 17th. Last week we spoke with Dr. Juel P. Benson-Borders about Atlanta's historic Wheat Street Baptist Church, and on Saturday's show we're speaking Apostle Darryl Winston from Greaterworks Assembly in Atlanta.  I ask Apostle Winston how he came to the ministry and if he readily answered the call.

This week on The Local Take, we join forces with PBS to support the premiere of their documentary The Black Church.  I reached out to Wheat Street Baptist Church, which began in 1869. This church was led by the late Rev. Dr.  Williams Holmes Borders, Sr..  I speak with his daughter Rev. Dr. Juel Borders-Benson, who grew up in the historic Wheat Street Baptist Church. 

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from Firelight Films, presenting the film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, on PBS  Monday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, examines the impact  HBCU have had on American history, culture and national identity.  Beginning with the earliest attempts at education to today’s  HBCU campuses.  

Check out the November 18 edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." My special guests included award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr., who stopped by to chat about his new Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Documentary, "Tell Them We Are Rising." The project puts a spotlight on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and their relevance to American society and culture. The film will debut during Black History Month on February 19, 2018.