Street Beat: Black History Month

This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson looks at Black History Month, the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans.

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson and Frederick Henry, Sr., two of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen, talk about their experiences in World War II on Street Beat (credit: CW50)

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson and Frederick Henry, Sr., two of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen, talk about their experiences in World War II on Street Beat (credit: CW50)

First, Makupson interviews Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson and Frederick Henry, Sr. about what they faced as Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.

Then, Karen Hudson-Samuels, the WGPR-TV 62 News Director and Joe Spencer, the Programming Director, discuss the importance of the first black-owned and operated television station in the nation.

Karen Hudson-Samuels & Joe Spencer (WGPR-TV Historical Society), Jason Lee (Focus: HOPE), Tava Chunn (Wayne State University), Kyle Caldwell (Royal Team Entertainment), Adriana Walton (Wayne State University), Ken Bryant, Jr. (CBS Detroit), and Street Beat host Amyre Makupson (Alexis Tesner, CBS Detroit)

Karen Hudson-Samuels & Joe Spencer (WGPR-TV Historical Society), Jason Lee (Focus: HOPE), Tava Chunn (Wayne State University), Kyle Caldwell (Royal Team Entertainment), Adriana Walton (Wayne State University), Ken Bryant, Jr. (CBS Detroit), and Street Beat host Amyre Makupson (Alexis Tesner, CBS Detroit)

Finally, Focus HOPE CEO, Jason Lee, explains how the organization was started and what it is doing now for the community.

Jason Lee, CEO of Focus: HOPE (Alexis Tesner, CBS Detroit)

Jason Lee, CEO of Focus: HOPE (Alexis Tesner, CBS Detroit)

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