Wisconsin Black History Moment is a collaboration of WMSE and Direct Supply. In 2010, Direct Supply’s Community Involvement Team partnered with WMSE and Barry Johnson, from the Saturday Afternoon Boogie Bang Gang show, to produce Public Service Announcements (PSA) honoring African Americans for Juneteenth. In 2019, Barry reached out to Sharon Jordan and Bob Klein of Direct Supply to team up again and create PSAs celebrating Black History, and focusing on Black people who have made an impact within the State of Wisconsin. We decided this educational programing would not “just” be for the month of February. We would celebrate these great accomplishments all year long. Black Employee and members of Direct Supply’s Black Inclusion Group (BIG) would participate by writing the narratives and doing the voice overs, while Barry would produce the PSAs. In an effort to widely share the history that Blacks contributed to the State of Wisconsin, we also decided to play the PSAs, on all WMSE shows, as an educational opportunity for the public and our listening audience.
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