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A champion of Black television and film

Mable Haddock
Mable Haddock

A pioneering media leader and champion of black television and film died recently in New York City, where she had relocated her organization Black Public Media in 2000. She founded the BPM, then known as National Black Programming Consortium, in Columbus in 1979. We look back on the life of Mable Haddock, her time in Columbus and the legacy of BPM.


  • Shirley Bowen, Former Production Programmer for the National Black Programming Consortium
  • Juanita Anderson, Media Educator, Wayne State University
  • Austin Allen, former Assistant Director of the NBPC
  • Yvonne Welbon, Founder and CEO of Sisters in Cinema

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