Donna Wyant Howell was hired as an expert consultant, researcher, contributor of content, and provider of dialect voiceovers for the PBS Special Slavery's Buried Past that aired nationally and continues to be rebroadcast nationally on PBS stations and internationally on other stations.
Slavery's Buried Past, hosted by Bill Kurtis and part of a Peabody Award-winning series, includes photographs and excerpts from Ms. Howell's books, The I WAS A SLAVE Book Collection.
Ms. Howell's name and her book's title are individually included in separate sections of the rolling credits at the end.
When the PBS program needed an expert consultant for the documentary, the staff contacted a head archivist of the Library of Congress, who recommended Ms. Howell because she is considered to be THE foremost expert in the WPA slave narratives.
DONNA WYANT HOWELL
"Talk of the Nation"
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
W o r l d w i d e R a d i o
with Host Terri Keefe interviewing Howell
The international radio interview continues to be re-broadcast throughout
Africa Asia Europe and the Middle East
Speaker and Honoree*
Donna Wyant Howell
Maureen Bunyan, ABC television news anchor
*Previous honorees include:
Mrs. Sadat of Egypt (former First Lady of Egypt), Dorothy Height,
Helen Thomas (highest ranking of White House press), and Patti LaBelle,
among other distinguished guests of honor
Ms. Howell has been interviewed on
many television programs and newscasts,
newspapers, and magazines
(including this oldy but one of her favorites)
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