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This edition: Kenneth Knuckles, Exec. Dir., Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 25, 2005.

On this episode of African American Legends, Host Dr. Roscoe C. Brown profiles the life and achievements of Kenneth Knuckles, who is the Executive Director of Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone is an organization that utilizes public funds and tax incentives in order to spur private investment and economic revitalization in deprived communities. Mr. Kenneth Knuckles discusses the many projects that have been initiated by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, such as the Gate Way Project and the Gotham Plaza Project, the economic and social benefits of these projects on the communities they are initiated in, as well as the large funds needed to start these projects.

Guest List

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Director, Urban Education Policy Center, CUNY Graduate Center.

Kenneth Knuckles President & CEO, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone