5/20/18: Ford Freedom Award / "The Booster"

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The Ford Freedom Award celebrates its 20th year with the theme, "Black Girl Magic." We'll find out more about this annual event that recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans and raises money for the Charles H. Wright Museum. Episode 4826.

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6/18/17: “The Jackie Wilson Story” / Transition to Success

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On the next American Black Journal: A new book tells the true life story of Detroit-born recording artist Jackie Wilson, as told through the eyes of his two adult children. Episode 4535.

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2/18/18: African-American Family Book Expo / Sphinx Competition

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An upcoming book expo is hoping to increase literacy in the city by celebrating reading and African American authors. Plus, a special report on an African-American violinist who is taking the classical music world by storm. Episode 4614.

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4/15/18: Bookstock 2018 / The Milestones Agency

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If it's April, it must be time for the annual Bookstock event that raises money for literacy and education projects in metro Detroit. We'll get details on this year's sale featuring over 300,000 donated books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks and vinyl records. Episode 4621.

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4/16/17: The Intersection / Bookstock 2017

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A year-long media project looking at the social and economic conditions that sparked the 1967 Detroit uprising is released as a book. Episode 4527.

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12/27/15: The Best of American Black Journal in 2015

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Host Stephen Henderson takes a look back at 2015 with Reverend Jesse Jackson, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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10/12/14: Death of a King: A Conversation with Tavis Smiley

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Television and radio host, Tavis Smiley, joins us to discuss his new book, “Death of a King.” Episode 4303.

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