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Well it is a remarkable thing to observe the proper -- of African Americans from the twentieth century bridging into the 21 century.
From lynchings and Jim Crow segregation to the election of America's first African American president.
That is what broadcasting legend how Jackson witnessed and along the way help tell the story.
Of hope and achievement as the first black and broadcasting.
During his recent for an earlier New York people celebrated how Jackson a pioneer who lived this life beyond featuring.
How -- that jobs bill.
I always used to use it's that's -- and they -- my radio show.
He was born as -- baron and Jackson in Charleston, South Carolina in 1914.
By 1939 how Jackson.
Became a pioneer who broke the color line in broadcasting at WI -- radio in Washington DC owned by the Washington Post.
In an era of segregation.
Jackson was initially denied a position because.
Of his color.
He was told by management and I quote.
No -- what ever broadcast on the station.
For help Jackson it was the beginning.
Of the first in a series of racial breakthroughs in America that would impact the growth and development of minorities in communications in the twentieth century.
Jackson wisely secured financial sponsorship to launch a fifteen minute segment -- the station.
But that he started a successful talk in music format of black achievements that impacted America.
His -- -- -- doctor Charles drew discovered blood plasma.
Mary McLeod as soon advisor and friend Eleanor Roosevelt and founder of the National Council of Negro Women.
Political activist Adam Clayton Powell junior -- boxer Joseph Louis and Duke Ellington.
From that moment until his recent death at age 96.
Jackson became a fixture in radio an American history.
For seventy plus years.
He dedicated himself to inspiring millions as a broadcaster a civic leader a crusader for civil rights.
And in the process became a living legend.
The use the airwaves.
You -- tell heard.
From our screens and drive my -- I'm grateful to be a part of a legacy of finding that he has important.
And that means so much.
I'm so why -- so thank you for that and so many want Gibson to check.
Remembering how Jackson brings back memories of how we sought to help America -- In particular he launched in how Jackson's talented team.
Which -- girls -- -- turn into successful men and women.
Among them Jada Pinkett Smith simply Vanessa Williams and more I flew as a person.
I grew as a human being because of -- -- Jackson and his longtime friend Percy Sutton were the first African Americans are only create inner city broadcasting.
Which launched WL I BM WB -- -- radio stations.
Which became the most powerful black owned stations in America.
-- -- -- -- Jackson and his wife Debbie -- at the popular New York radio show Sunday classics at WB LS the house that Jack.
Popular radio personality Jeff fox fondly remembers working with Jackson.
He was a person.
That was there from the beginning all of us.
And wasn't sure how I wouldn't have an opportunity to have this career that I I.
Okay great bonus blows from the heart of -- -- fight for the house Jackson's legacy of service.
He has been honored by six American presidents and the Smithsonian Institution -- recognizes him as a national treasure.
How Jackson an American who amplified America's hope and help people live their lives beyond dream.
He was really something else how Jackson had a saying that sums up his character it's nice to be important.
What it's more important to be nice and that's certainly something we can all that by.
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