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6/30/13: Author William Middlebrooks / Behavior Workshop

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"Dare to Be Extraordinary" author William Middlebrooks,  and the Ypsilanti nonprofit, "Behavior Workshop." Episode 4162.

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6/23/13: Walk to Freedom / Arise Detroit

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Stephen Henderson talks with a participant of the 1963 Walk to Freedom in Detroit. Plus, Detroiters make a difference by participating in Arise Detroit's Neighborhood Day. Episode 4161.

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5/26/13: Walk to Freedom / Techno

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The NAACP and UAW prepare to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Detroit's historical 1963 Walk to Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plus, what is the connection between techno music and Detroit? Episode 4160.

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5/19/13: Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation / Bal Africain

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This week, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation and Bal Africain gala. Episode 4159.

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5/12/13: Detroit History Book / NASP Awards

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Stephen discusses a new book that chronicles events in Detroit’s history. Plus, we’ll talk to the National Association of Securities Professionals about their scholarship program. Episode 4158.

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5/5/13: Lighthouse of Oakland County / Mosaic Youth Theatre

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Stephen discusses poverty in our community and the re-opening of a historic high school. Episode 4157.

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4/28/13: Julie Dash / Negro Baseball Leagues

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Stephen talks with filmmaker Julie Dash and a former Negro League Baseball player. Episode 4256

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About The Show

American Black Journal is a window into American history. For more than 40 years, American Black Journal has been a vibrant and provocative forum for newsmakers, celebrities and everyday people. Currently hosted by Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit Free Press. The show features topics about arts and culture, and community issues such as politics, race, and religion.

Read more about the history of Detroit Public TV's American Black Journal.

The Host

StephenHenderson.jpgStephen Henderson is the current host of American Black Journal, WDET's Detroit Today and former Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial page editor of The Detroit Free Press. A Detroit native, Henderson is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan. He has worked previously as a reporter, editorial writer and editor at the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and the Knight Ridder Washington bureau, where he covered the Supreme Court from 2003-2007. Henderson’s work has been honored with more than a dozen national awards, including for work that is published in the book, “Best Newspaper Writing 2001.” In 2014, Henderson won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Follow him on Twitter: @SHDetroit.

The Producer

American Black Journal is produced by Daphne Hughes. Hughes is a former News Manager and Producer/Writer at WDIV-TV and Senior Communications Specialist at Mort Crim Communications, Inc. She has produced several television programs, including a half-hour Detroit Public Television show focusing on The Skillman Foundation's "Good Schools in Detroit" initiative and a 13-part series on the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, which aired on WDIV.

Program Schedule

Watch American Black JournalSundays at 9:30 a.m.
Repeats air Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Broadcast Information

56.1 DPTV-HD

Sundays 9:30 a.m. ET
Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. ET

56.4 DPTV WORLD Channel

Saturdays 5:30 p.m. ET
Sundays 6:30 p.m. ET


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