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Andrew Young and MLK III to launch broadcast TV network for African Americans

Martin Luther King III, a son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and former UN Ambassador and onetime Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young are teaming up to launch Bounce, a broadcast network aimed at African Americans.

The network, which plans to debut this fall, will go after blacks in the 25-54 demographic. That will put it squarely in competition with TV One, the cable network co-owned by Comcast Corp. and radio operator Alfred Liggins. Viacom’s BET remains the highest-rated cable channel catering to African Americans.

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[Black History] A Brief History of Morehouse College

In 1867, two years after the Civil War ended, Augusta Institute was established in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. Founded in 1787, Springfield Baptist is the oldest independent African American church in the United States. The school’s primary purpose was to prepare black men for the ministry and teaching. Today, Augusta Institute is Morehouse College, which is located on a 66-acre campus in Atlanta and enjoys an international reputation for producing leaders who have influenced national and world history.

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[Video] Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

In a lifetime full of memorable speeches and historic acts, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” address stands out.

King delivered the iconic speech on Aug. 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Standing before 250,000 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, King set forth a vision of an America without racial barriers, one in which blacks and whites lived together in harmony.

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Atlanta Film Festival to premiere “Crossing in St. Augustine”

Andrew Young is very pleased to announce that his documentary “Crossing in St. Augustine” will premiere locally as part of the Atlanta Film Festival.



The event will be held on Friday, April 16, at the Midtown Art Cinema.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online from the Atlanta Film Festival using this link.

The screening begins at 4:15 p.m. and will be followed at 6 p.m. by a panel discussion with confirmed guests: Ambassador Andrew Young and former Civil Rights veterans J.T. Johnson, Willie Bolden and Al Lingo — all of whom played major roles in the St. Augustine movement and are prominently featured in the documentary.

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Shaun Boothe – Unauthorized Biographies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama