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Thursday, June 15, 2017

SHOW 24 - Bria Smith, Ms. Juneteenth and Dr. William Rogers, Scholar



June 16, 2017

Show 24 Focus on the Historic Day of Juneteenth, Monday, June 19, 2017.  The most celebratory day for African American history.  It speaks to the freedom of African Americans - that were slaves.

This was the byproduct of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America.

This was the byproduct of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America.
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BRIA SMITH - Ms. Juneteenth
Sixteen years old, a sophomore who attends Franklin High School. Bria's aspiration includes majoring in journalism, mass communication, and broadcast.  The daughter of Bennie Smith and Angela Smith, the owners of Daddy Soul Food Grille, a soul food restaurant in Milwaukee.

Juneteenth sponsor:  Northcott Neighborhood
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Dr. William Rogers is an educator, historian and community servant.  He holds advanced degrees in theology and history.  He is a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Dept. of Africology and Milwaukee Theological Institute.  He is also a frequent community lecturer and writer on the African American experience.  His research focus is on the black church and its role in family and community empowerment.  His approach is designed to explore ideas from the past which can be used as contemporary tools for rebuilding families and communities.  

His role as a community activist and leader has been extensive and varied.  He has served on governing boards for many educational, religious, and family development programs throughout America.  He is President Emeritus of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum and is chair emeritus of the Family House, Inc. of Milwaukee.

Guests
Ms. Juneteenth 2017 - BRIA SMITH
Scholar                      - Dr. William Rogers 

Show
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