Black History Month on WCLK

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PNC Bank and Jazz 91.9 WCLK celebrate Atlanta's African American Business Leaders-Rashid Nuri was born in Boston, the son of a military officer he 14 schools before the family settled in San Diego. Rashid obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard and master’s degree in Plant/Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts. During his studies Nuri helped to install the first organic community garden in San Diego. Following graduation he moved to Georgia where he managed 13,000 acres of farm land for the Nation of Islam.

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PNC Bank and Jazz 91.9 WCLK Celebrates Atlanta’s African American Business Leaders – Pat Lottier was born in Ohio in 1948. Lottier excelled in her studies and received a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University in 1966. There she studied nursing and met her husband George Lottier. When the family moved to Atlanta, Lottier worked with the Dekalb County Health Department.

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PNC Bank and Jazz 91.9 WCLK celebrates Atlanta’s African American Business Leaders – at his death in 1927, Alonzo Franklin Herndon was Atlanta’s wealthiest African American and one of the first black millionaires in the United States. Herndon born in June, 1858 in Walton County, Georgia to Frank Herndon, a white farmer, and Sophenie, his slave.

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Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by PNC Bank, celebrating Atlanta's African American Business Leaders.  In September 1895, Booker T. Washington spoke at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. His “Atlanta Compromise” address was one of the most influential speeches in American history. Though organizers worried that the public was not prepared for such an advanced step, they wished to impress Northern visitors with evidence of racial progress in the South, so they invited an African American speaker.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Observes Black History Month

Jan 31, 2016

Jazz 91.9 WCLK observes Black History Month throughout February with daily vignettes and long form programs, weekly.  The programming will  feature uplifting and, memorable people and events depicting the African American journey in America.   Working with the African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC) and NPR, each day you will hear vignettes about a wide variety of Black men and women who have made important differences in American history and culture.

Black History Month Celebrated On WCLK

Jan 30, 2015

Throughout February you can count on WCLK to bring you some of the very best programming depicting the African American journey in America.  Black History Month Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at Mercedes Benz of Buckhead.

Each day on WCLK you will hear short vignettes about African Americans who have contributed significantly to the fabric of our society and world.

Featured vignettes for the last week of February are as follows:

Stand by Me: A Celebration of African-American Song,  features new arrangements of traditional African American spirituals and includes performances by the Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs and the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society.  This special African American History Month program is produced by WCLK, hosted by Program Director Aaron Cohen and  it features Stephen M. Lee, arranger and composer of the music.

Stand by Me airs on Sunday, February 23 at 11am.