Celebrating Black History Month: East Texas Legends, Forest Whitaker
February is Black History Month and while we're celebrating the contributions of many African-American men and women I would like to take time out to recognize the contributions of our local East Texans.That's why I decided to do a highlight special called “East Texas Legends” to honor the many famous East Texans you may know in person or through our history.
As you listen to Hot 107-3 Jamz, you'll hear promos about the many contributions of notable African American East Texans. The goal is to uplift and inspire after seeing what we've done to excel in sports, entertainment, and politics.
During the next few weeks you will learn more about notable East Texans like Willie Neal Johnson, George Foreman, and Jamie Foxx - just to name a few.
We call them 'East Texas Legends' and today I am more than proud to honor one of Longview's favorite sons: Forest Whitaker. See if you know all of these tidbits about the legend.