Podcasts

017 – Great Black Heroes – Wendell Scott

017 – Great Black Heroes – Wendell Scott

This podcast focuses on race car driver Wendell Scott.

Despite obstacles from racist drivers, fans and executives as well as financial limitations, Wendell Scott became a winner and a NASCAR Hall of Fame member.

Read More »

016 Great Black Heroes – Percy Julian

016 Great Black Heroes – Percy Julian

This podcast focuses on a pioneering scientist Percy Julian.

Percy Julian had a huge impact with his work in the field of chemistry, developing synthetic hormones to provide affordable health remedies.

Read More »

015 Great Black Heroes – Hank Aaron

015 Great Black Heroes – Hank Aaron

This podcast focuses on all time baseball great Hank Aaron.

Hank Aaron was one of the greatest players in Major League history and is thought of as an even greater person.

Read More »

014 Great Black Heroes – Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

014 Great Black Heroes – Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

This podcast focuses on the political giant Adam Clayton Powell, Jr..

Adam Clayton Powell looms large in the history of the United States House of Representatives. He had the greatest impact of any Black politician in the 20th Century.

Read More »

013 Great Black Heroes – Wilt Chamberlain

013 Great Black Heroes – Wilt Chamberlain

This podcast focuses on the great athlete Wilt Chamberlain.

Wilt Chamberlain is viewed by many as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but he may be under-rated. Statistics like scoring 100 points in one game or grabbing 55 rebounds in a game set him out against all other but he was such a great atlete, he is enshrined in two Halls of Fame.

Read More »

012 Great Black Heroes – Garrett Morgan

012 Great Black Heroes – Garrett Morgan

This podcast focuses on the great inventor Garrett Morgan.

Garrett Morgan was a man of many interests and the ability to create innovative devices in different fields. He is credited with creating the first hair straightener and an improved traffic signal, but his greatest achievement was the invention of the gas mask.

Read More »

011 Great Black Heroes – Rosa Parks

011 Great Black Heroes – Rosa Parks

This podcast focuses on the civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

Many consider Rosa Parks to be the woman who started the civil rights movement by her act of civil  disobedience in her refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus. She suffered greatly for her defiance but became a beloved figure around the world for her strength and humility.

Read More »

010 Great Black Heroes – Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

010 Great Black Heroes – Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

This podcast focuses on Air Force General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. is remembered for many things. Being the first Black Air Force General, leading the Tuskegee Airmen flight squadron during World War II and standing up to the military establishment in advancing the cause of Black soldiers.

Read More »

009 Great Black Heroes – Lewis Latimer

009 Great Black Heroes – Lewis Latimer

This podcast focuses on inventor and draftsman Lewis Latimer.

Lewis Latimer is considered one of the 10 most important Black inventors of all time, not only for the sheer number of inventions created and patents secured but also for the magnitude of importance for his most famous discovery, an improvement to the electric light bulb.

Read More »

008 Great Black Heroes – Charles Drew

008 Great Black Heroes – Charles Drew

This podcast focuses on the innovative doctor Charles Drew.

Charles Drew was one of those exceptional individuals who seemed to excel at everything he did and  would go on to become great pioneer in the field of medicine. Dr. Drew’s development of the blood plasma bank has provided a second chance of life to millions.

Read More »