Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Bay Area Vista Tribute to African-American History
February 13, 2009

On 15 February at 3:30 p.m. on NBC bay area, author and historian, Clayborne Carson, will be featured in honor of African-American history month. At 19 years old, the founding Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. Earlier this years, Carson was among the nearly two million present during the inauguration of the first African American President of the United States.  Tune in to Bay Area Vista for Dr. Carson's insights on the realization of King's dreams and the progress still to be sought.

This Bay Area Vista will focus on African-American history month and will conclude with an interview in tribute to the late Ave Montague, publicist and founder of the San Francisco Black Film Festival.  Lorraine Hansberry Theatre's artistic director, Stanley Williams, executive director Quentin Easter, along with Dr. Brenda Wade, will share memories of Ms Montague who worked tirelessly on re-establishing the fillmore district and on the launch of MoAD, the Museum of the African Diaspora.  Her last project was Inauguration West, a highly lauded and packed event in celebration of Presiden Barack Obama's inauguration.

Anchored and produced by NBC Bay Area Community Relations Director Janice Edwards, Bay Area Vista began in November 2002 with the goal of covering the compelling personal stories of people who are making a difference in the Bay Area community.

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