This is American Black Journal’s 50th anniversary, and that is something for the entire Detroit community to
celebrate. Born on Detroit Public TV after the civil disturbance of 1967, it remains a reliable, respectful forum for thought, culture and politics from an African-American perspective. It stands as the longest running public affairs program dedicated to the African-American experience on any public broadcasting station and the longest running public affairs show on any local television station. To honor this milestone, Detroit Public TV is hosting a special celebration featuring Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, in conversation with American Black Journal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning host, Stephen Henderson.

There will be many other important guests, looking back at American Black Journal’s legacy and looking ahead at Detroit’s future, as well as music, dance and spoken word performances. Please join us as we give American Black Journal the tribute it deserves and help assure it can serve our community for at least another 50 years.

Thanks in part to our presenting sponsor, Masco.

Tickets will be available in a few weeks.  If you would like to be reminded about the American Black Journal’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, sign-up today.

Host Committee

Geaneen Arends, Co-Chair | Butzel Long
Larry Alexander | Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sandy Baruah | Detroit Regional Chamber
Ed Egnatios | W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Warren Evans | Wayne County
Linda Gillum | Oakland University
Kelly Greene | Morgan Stanley
Michelle Greene | MASCO
Peggie Hollingsworth | U of M, retired
Rich Homberg | Detroit Public TV
Arthur Horwitz | The Detroit Jewish News
Jacqueline Howard | Ally Financial
Daphne Hughes | ABJ Producer
Eunice Jeffries | Beaumont Health
Luther Keith| ARISE Detroit!
Carol Klein | DPTV Board of Trustees
Hannan Lis | The WW Group
Kirk Mayes | Forgotten Harvest
Reuben Munday | Lewis & Munday
Faye Nelson | W.K. Kellogg Foundation
George N’Namdi | N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
Roy Sexton | Clark Hill PLC
Gerald Smith | G.W. Smith & Associates
Shirley Stancato | New Detroit
Kevin Sweeney | First Independence Bank