Port Of Harlem Talk Radio interviews three people, writer Peter Bailey, photographer David “Oggi” Ogburn, and oral historian Janet Sims-Wood, each whom have impacted Port Of Harlem magazine. We talk about three people they had gotten to know and how those three people impacted them, Malcolm X, Chancellor James Williams, and Dovey Johnson Roundtree, respectively.
Most Interestingly, when preparing for this episode of Port Of Harlem Talk Radio, we learned that all three are included in History Makers, The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection program, that Roundtree was a minister at Allen AME Church that is near our headquarters, and Williams, like myself, was a section chief at the US Census Bureau.
Writer Peter Bailey
In 1962, Peter Bailey moved to Harlem, New York City; and, in 1964, became a founding member of Malcolm X’s Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), where he was editor of the OAAU newsletter, Blacklash. He talks about Brother Malcolm and the impact Malcolm X had own his life and his second forthcoming book on Malcolm X, “Brother Malcolm X’s Visionary, Strategic, Pan-Africanism: Why it Enraged the United State Government.”
Photographer David “Oggi” Ogburn
In 1975, David Ogburn began serving as assistant to the historian Chancellor James Williams, where he documented his work through photography and audiotape until 1987. Williams is noted for his work on African civilizations prior to encounters with Europeans; his major work is “The Destruction of Black Civilization” (1971/1974).