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February marks Black History Month -- time to celebrate the many contributions of African Americans whose struggles and triumphs have greatly -- this country.
Fox report anchor Harris Faulkner joins us today with a preview of how our network in partnership with the -- apprentice program that Roger Ailes who founded the channels started.
Plans to honor the achievements of these great demeanor -- good morning weren't -- -- it's.
Good to see guys.
Everyone attorney tell it it says I'm feeling -- to.
I think they didn't pump up not only to be back.
Good could come back makes you be doing this great series of stories.
On African American women is only women were focused actually you know it's kind of -- mix we have a lot of people in the stories but we're featuring predominantly women just for these three.
First threes will say okay -- You know sometimes in -- the greatest moments come when you think one more step is not possible with stories that we're bringing you are all about what we know -- be true about our great nation.
As possible if you just believe in don't give up.
So during this Black History Month Fox News in conjunction with the -- apprentice program showcasing some dynamic people reminders of what we all can do.
This month every Friday morning at this time I'll be here but the FOX & Friends team and here's some of what you'll say Barbara Smith Conrad will be up first.
She was born in central point Texas in the segregated south her home was filled with hope and you think.
In the 1950s Barbour decided she wanted to do what was on -- Attending University of Texas in Austin studying music and get past.
She wanted to be a world renowned opera singer she was just -- kid and the south was going through growing pains.
It was 1956.
The Supreme Court had just stepped in to force colleges to integrate.
UT had more than 181000 students on campus and just a few African Americans 110 of them to be exact.
For the first to attend under that court order it was a tumultuous time she's told me.
And what happened to Barbara there was frightening a tragedy most people might not have ever recover from it made national headlines.
But it would not be the end just the beginning of an amazing journey -- -- beautiful -- propelled her.
To become one of the most noted American opera singers in the world.
And then there's Leslie -- Not married no kids work and heart.
And in her spare time she enjoys riding horses.
One day she felt the need to respond to something she said she just couldn't take watching anymore.
Leslie grew up in Philadelphia away from the very well aware of some of the toughest neighborhoods in the nation west and north Philly.
With crime rates and murder rates off the charts still today.
Leslie decided to do more than just feel bad for the kids on the other side of the tracks that she -- with some of them.
And made them a deal she told them that they helped take care of the one thing she loved her horses.
She would teach them to -- And -- -- it -- did something mind blowing she went on to form the first African American Poland taking.
And just wait until you see with these kids are doing today it's a story that's actually still unfolding because it means -- future for all kids just burst.
And this month of February will also see another great American hero -- Hillary a two time cancer survivor she had late breast cancer.
-- late stage breast cancer at age 25 she battled back from that.
In years later doctors diagnosed her with lung cancer just -- she was tired of retiring at age 67.
The long battle she fought and again years later still kick and this time with a vengeance.
Doctors told her she couldn't even have a -- lung capacity to climb more than a flight of stairs.
-- said okay then I better make this count.
Barbara Hillary decided it 75 she would become an -- looking up Arctic maps and explore she could join not as a tourist.
She did things most healthy people wouldn't even try.
In fact she went to places no other African American woman.
Has ever gone before you'll see why she's among those ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things all month long.
-- it's been a wonderful thing you're doing too.
Promote and give attention to these wonderful people it's a fun story we don't want anybody to miss -- This part of it's an incredible journey that we actually all share -- Black History Month.
But it's our American history.
Absolutely and it's sponsored by the -- apprentice program here at top boxes which was started -- -- chairman Roger Ailes who found things.
About fifteen years ago it -- and we're gonna -- -- -- -- -- every Friday LB here and you know if I'd known you were bringing bacon -- I made it I'd make -- mean it's biscuit.
You do and I.
You coming back next.
So they're going to -- -- -- -- it's like Donkey Kong and we'll see over the weekend on The Fox Report OK okay.
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