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Cheyney University Featured on 6ABC Visions of Black History Month Feb. 18

February 13, 2012


On the eve of it's 175th anniversary, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania served as the backdrop and featured subject of "Visions of Black History Month," which was aired on Saturday, February 18th on 6ABC. 

6ABC’s Rick Williams and Shirleen Allicot, along with Tamala Edwards, Melissa Magee, and Kenneth Moton, honored Black History Month in this 30-minute special set at Cheyney University, the nation’s first historically black institution of higher learning. Viewers were offered the stories of the school’s history, its history-making leaders and alumni, and the story of Cheyney’s Dr. Adedoyin “Dr. A” Adeyiga, the son of a Nigerian king who, as a science professor, is changing the lives of minority students.

Other notable Philadelphians on the show include a talented trumpet player whose career could take him around the world, but who has stayed here in Philadelphia to help students make music of their own through Play On, Philly. Also highlighted were the careers of Joan Myers Brown, the creative force behind the dance company, Philadanco, and the life and career of Ethel Waters, the Broadway sensation whose powerful story will come to the stage at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre.

This special Black History Month edition of Visions 2012 which aired February 18th on 6abc can be viewed online at: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=resources/tv_listings&id=5803934