September 29 – First Black-owned television station in US, WGPR-TV Detroit, begins broadcasting

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September 29, 1975: First Black-owned television station in US, WGPR-TV Detroit, begins broadcasting.

Where God’s Presence Radiates (WGPR-TV) was the first television station in the United States owned and operated by African-Americans. The station, located in Detroit, Michigan, was founded by William Venoid Banks.

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