The BBC World Service presents a special hour-long edition of its Witness program, with incredible, first-person interviews about the African-American experience. Audiences will travel back to an iconic photograph from the civil rights campaign with Gloria Richardson. They'll hear the struggle for fair pay from Doug Williams, the first African American quarterback to play in the Superbowl. And Congresswoman Barbara Lee reflects on the moral stand she took in 2001 against the open-ended Global War on Terror. Witness presents stories that are inspiring, harrowing, and richly told.
Go back in time to key events in history and hear the story of our times told by the people who were there.
Witness features first-hand accounts, archive material and insight from historians. Hosted by various BBC World Service presenters.
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Preview audio available: January 19, 2019
Promo spot available: January 24, 2019
Program and rundown available: January 31, 2019
February 1-28, 2019, with multiple airings permitted.
Available to all APM affiliates; subscription to the APM Celebrates package is not required for carriage. Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before February 28, 2019. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.
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