WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- The legendary football coach featured in a popular movie made a special stop in our area. Eyewitness News Reporter Kelly Choate has Herman Boone's Message of Unity..
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Black history month is not just about honoring those from our past. This year, a local community made history in its efforts to honor the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior . Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore takes a look at the struggle to close city hall in Wilkes-Barre and the present-day leaders who helped make it happen.
LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) The Civil Rights movement took place in many parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania - including in Union County on the campus of Bucknell University. As Eyewitness News Reporter Morgan Parrish explains... The school has deep roots in our area's black history.
MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Did you know there's evidence that parts of the Underground Railroad existed in Stroudsburg? A group is determined to uncover African American history in Monroe County. Already they're learning more than expected. The ultimate goal is to create a map and brochure to show families how the Underground Railroad operated in our region. Eyewitness News Reporter Brianna Strunk has our story.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Music is a big part of the African American experience-- and that includes here in the keystone state. Several key figures in jazz history were either born in Pennsylvania or spent a big part of their creative lives here-- and you don't have to go very far in NEPA to connect the dots. Eyewitness News Anchor Nick Toma has our story.