Black History MonthThe Apple Seed
- Feb 27, 2015 7:00 pm
Stories included in this episode: Mitchell G. Capel Story 1: William Carney Teller: Mitchell G. Capel Site: www.gjbug.com Notes: An account of the first African-American soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Kate Dudding Story 2: Being on The Outside Teller: Kate Dudding Site: www.katedudding.com Notes: The stories of Wendell Smith and Jackie Robinson are intertwined in a momentous period in baseball history. Interviews from storycorps.org Interview 1: Ruth Ballard tells her minister, Ramonia Lee, about moving to Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II. Interview 2: Roscoe Brown, Jr., telling his friend Javier Henriquez about being a Tuskegee Airman. Interview 3: Alton Yates tells his daughter, Toni, about being part of a small group of Air Force volunteers who tested the effects of high speeds on the body, and helped prove that space travel was safe for humans. Interview 4: A.P. Tureaud Jr. tells his friend Steven Walkley about becoming the first African-American undergraduate at Louisiana State University in 1953 Interview 5: Alton Yates tells his daughter, Toni, about being part of a small group of Air Force volunteers who tested the effects of high speeds on the body, and helped prove that space travel was safe for humans. Interview 6: Frank Scott remembers his father, Wendell Scott, who was the first African-American NASCAR driver, and was posthumously inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame earlier this year. Interview 7: Carl McNair remembers his brother, physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space who was aboard the NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L which tragically exploded on January 28, 1986.