Dr. Ron Daniels mentioned the early days of the civil rights wrestle in Youngstown and the way he ended up operating presidential campaigns for the Reverend Jesse Jackson and finally himself
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – One synthetic a huge impact on the civil rights wrestle right here in Youngstown, however he additionally mentioned Youngstown made a huge impact on him.
Dr. Ron Daniels has been within the headlines round Youngstown for nearly 60 years.
He’s a civil rights activist, broadcaster, one-time presidential candidate and now educator and creator.
WKBN’s Neighborhood Affairs Director, Dee Crawford, frolicked wanting on the previous with Daniels to get a deal with the longer term.
Daniels was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Youngstown, Ohio space. He holds a bachelor’s diploma in historical past from Youngstown State College, a grasp’s in political science from Rockefeller Faculty of Public Affairs in Albany, New York and a doctorate of philosophy at Africana Research from the Union Institute and College in Cincinnati.
“In Youngstown, I introduced the Pittsburgh expertise again with me and created one thing known as the Cadet Corps. And so they had been individuals who had been at all times there to offer encouragement,” he mentioned.
Daniels mentioned mentorship is a key to serving to younger Black individuals succeed.
“Susan Taylor, you understand, the enduring Susan Taylor from ‘Essence’ journal has a complete nationwide group, a group listening, group cares group that offers with mentoring, um, LeBron James, I imply, you understand, so that you see lots of people, athletes, artists, starting to return again to the group, in a method that perhaps there was a niche when that wasn’t occurring,” he mentioned.
Daniels went on to say, “I’ve a category to African individuals, and we discuss, you understand, we’ve got to be taught to show, be taught to show and, and work the invoice, and we discuss having no moms, youngsters, no fathers, youngsters; we’ve talked about elevating many youngsters. And that’s what that was. That was what was occurring and, and our period and that there have been no moms, youngsters that fall was proven. And we had been all raised by the group. And the query now could be how do you create techniques that try this? As a result of frankly, issues have damaged down. They’ve damaged down as a result of there’s not the identical respect for elders.”
Daniels additionally mentioned the early days of the civil rights wrestle in Youngstown and the way he ended up operating presidential campaigns for the Reverend Jesse Jackson and finally himself. You’ll be able to see extra of that interview within the video above.