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Ron Scott on the set of American Black Journal during an interview with Bobby Seale (1979) 

Ron Scott, social justice activist and former American Black Journal host, dies at 68

09 December on Announcements   Tags:

Ron Scott, social justice activist in Detroit and former American Black Journal host and producer, died of cancer on Sunday, November 29, 2015.  He was 68.

Scott hosted American Black Journal (ABJ) from 1975 to 1978. He brought a hard-hitting slant to the program interviewing high profile celebrities like The Godfather of Soul, James Brown; actress, singer and dancer, Eartha Kitt; and political activist and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale.

As a tribute to Scott's stellar performance as ABJ host, we have posted a new show on the American Black Journal Archive. In this show from c. 1978,  Ron Scott interviews singer Millie Jackson about her performance style, "kids today," women's liberation, and her plans for the future.

You can see seven ABJ shows hosted by Ron Scott here: http://bit.ly/1LOaWFb

To read more about the American Black Journal, visit: http://abj.matrix.msu.edu/