In an unforgettable special Afternoons with Amos, friends colleagues and community leaders gathered to share their memories and living history and testimony on the life, legacy and achievements of the late State Senator Glenn Howard who died July 2nd at the age of 72.
Appearing on the program were longtime Howard friends State Representative Bill Crawford and George Van Sickle. Jim Morris, the former Lilly Endowment and UN Food for Peace leader now head of Pacers Sports and Entertainment saluted his long friendship with Howard. Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman gave a moving tribute to Howard’s life, her friendship with him and his devotion to his community and his state. Ron Anderson talked about Howard’s devotion to area youth over the years. Colleagues Senator Jean Breaux and Howard’s successor Senator Gregg Taylor talked about Howard’s work in the State Senate. City-County Councilman William Duke Oliver lauded Howard’s work in getting people jobs as did Melvin McGuire who worked with Howard in an organization in the 1960’s that fought to get more Blacks hired at area companies. Former street activist, now successful Philadelphia criminal attorney Berto “Nyofu” Elmore talked about how Glenn Howard mentored scores of young Black youth like him and what he learned about community activism from Howard. Indianapolis Urban League President and former Deputy Mayor Joe Slash talked about his work with Glenn Howard and Warren Jabali talked about Howard’s efforts as one of the founders of Indiana Black Expo.
Click the Arrows Below to Hear this Special Broadcast Tribute to the Late Glenn Howard. Part 1 Runs 55 Minutes.
Part 2 Runs 45 Minutes. All ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.