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For Capturing The Essence of Petey Greene


Talk To Me

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Petey Green was a drunk, and ex-con, a radio and television show host, a social advocate, and a voice of the Washington DC black community. If you don't know about Petey Green, you will be a fan once you listen to this episode. But, what did the filmmakers leave out? It was the very thing that drove Petey Green - and provided his legacy.​

Dawn and John join Rob for a discussion that celebrates Petey Greene, and highlights the important work he did in the Washington DC community which the movie missed.

Sources used for this episode include:

  1. Our People-Petey Greene - Out People

  2. Efforts From Ex-Convicts

  3. The Petey Greene Program

  4. How Not To Eat A Watermelon - The Atlantic

  5. Talk To Me: A Story Of Friendship and Tragedy - The Seattle Times

  6. Talk To Me: The Mouth That Roared In '60s DC - NPR

  7. The Honesty Of Talk To Me - Time Magazine

  8. Undercover Black Man: The Real Petey Greene

  9. Petey Greene - African-American Biographies

  10. Petey Greene Talks Down The Riots, 1968 - Boundary Stones

  11. James Brown Calms Boston Following The King Assassination -

  12. WOL - The Washington Post

  13. TV Commentator Petey Greene Dies - The Washington Post

  14. Friends And Admirers of Petey Greene Pay Tribute To Community Activist - The Washington Post









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