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Learn about WERD, the first black-owned radio station, on MLK Day

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Posted by The Blog Team on Jan 12

Our partner, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, is producing something extra special to celebrate MLK Day. During the 60's radio was the broadest communication method available to leaders of the civil rights movement. W.E.R.D., being the first black-owned station, was a major voice of the movement and was located right on Auburn Avenue.  Ricci Deforest, the current owner of WERDSTUDIO, and a few other community members will be in attendance to talk about this rich history. Following a screening the film, "The Time is Right", the event will open up into a discussion of modern movements and communication with Ricci and other notables moderated by A3C's Partnership Director, Royce Bable.

The conversation topics will focus on (but not be limited to) social media, access to tech/internet, mobile tech and the impact of this issues on movements. 

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Admission to this event is free with the price of admission, to learn about the event and purchase a ticket to the Center please click here.

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