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February 1, 2015: First Black Miss USA / McDonald’s Black History Art Contest

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We kick off Black History Month with a woman who made history as the first African-American woman to win the Miss U.S.A. title. Detroiter Carole Gist joins us to talk about that groundbreaking moment 25 years ago.  

Watch Carole Gist's segment here:



Kim Trent takes a look back at important moments in Detroit's black history: Tony Orlando and Dawn, Charlie Sanders, and Joseph "Ziggy" Johnson. Episode 4315/Segment 2.

Watch Kim Trent's On This Day Detroit segment here: 



Detroit-area McDonald’s owners are celebrating Black History Month with an art contest for local students. The annual competition invites teens to submit original works of art that capture a significant person or moment in black history. George N'Namdi, Owner of N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art; Mindy Mitchell, an art teacher at Cass Tech HS; and Savarior Service, a McDonald's owner join us.

Watch Black History Art Contest segment here:


For more information about our guests:

On This Day Detroit

McDonald's Black History Art Contest


Episode 4315

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