Photo Gallery | SLIDESHOW: Tony Brown's Black History event
Award-winning Journalist Tony Brown spoke at Baton Rouge High School Tuesday, Feb. 26 as part of a Black History Month celebration.
The program was entitled "Opening of a Black History Time Capsule" with Tony Brown. Brown is the former host of "Tony Brown's Journal", the longest running program on PBS. It ran for 40 years.
Alcus Cromartie, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen who were the first Black pilots to fly in World War II, was also in attendance.
"The only color of freedom is green," Brown told the crowd. "You have to learn to earn."
The program also featured a panel discussion with Brown and several panelists including Cox Communications' Senior Vice President and General Manager Jacqueline Vines, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, East Baton Rouge Parish Student of the Year Anni Zhang, State Senator Sharon Weston Broome, East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Bernard Taylor, President of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce Adam Knapp, and University of Phoenix Director of Student Affairs Lee Melancon. John Daniel of John Daniel Productions moderated the panel.
Michelle McCalope of WAFB served as the mistress of ceremonies. Cox was the main sponsor.
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