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1988 - Joe Lackey head shot.jpg
Joe Lackey (b. Aug 3, 1922, d.May 29, 2009), General Manager at WENN 1958-76. Part owner, WATV Birmingham. Joe reflects on his early career and on the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.

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Roy Wood (b. Sep 8, 1915, d.Oct 9, 1995), Radio Announcer 1947 – 1994. Pioneer in Black radio, founder National Black Network, Master of Arts in Communications from Columbia University. Roy shares in great detail his own development in the field of…

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Ruth Brown (b. Jan 12, 1928, d. Nov 17, 2006), a leading RnB vocalist with major hits in the early 1950's for Atlantic Records. Tony award winner for her performance on Broadway with the play, "Black and Blue." Host of the early 1990's RnB Revue on…

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Shelley Stewart, pioneer Birmingham disc jockey and announcer, reflects on his career in Birmingham radio beginning with WBCO and WEDR in 1952, then WENN, then WJLD, then WENN, then part owner of WATV. Retired from radio in 1999.

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Evelyn Hardy, piano player and founding member of the Gospel Harmonettes, a famous female gospel group based in Birmingham, Alabama. Evelyn shares her recollections of the group’s beginning in the 1940’s.

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Jimmy Lawson, announcer broadcasting from 1963 – present (WEUP Huntsville, WJLD and WENN, Birmingham, current owner WWPG AM-FM, Tuscaloosa)

Maddox Gospel Singers
Henry Burton, Jefferson County gospel quartet singer and member, Pillars of Birmingham. Henry served in Korea as a vocalist and his gospel group, the Christian Special Service Group, was an opening act for Marilyn Monroe’s performance for the troops…

The Gospel Five
Rev. Hobdy Moorer (b. Jul 10, 1934, d.Apr 2, 2009) Minister, gospel singer, and member of the Pillars of Birmingham. Hobdy shares his history of gospel quartet in Birmingham

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Fred Lee Shuttlesworth (b. March 18, 1922; d. October 5, 2011) - founder, Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) in 1956. Major organizer and activist of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Martin Luther King. Pastor, Bethel…

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Box 1 Folder 3: "Box 1 number 3 is a four-page flyer from 1939. April 28, 29, and 30th announcing the 3rd All Southern Youth Negro Conference, and the location of that conference would be at the Masonic temple in Birmingham. It is an excellent…
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