Friday, April 28, 2023

Dr. Morrison Warren 1997 Historymaker on Valley 101 Podcast

When Kaely Monahan of Valley 101/AZ Central needed research to do a podcast of 1997 Historymaker Dr. Morrison Warren, she reached out to the Historical League. Cathy Shumard, our website chair, provided her with photos, video, oral history and people to contact. Dr. Warren's, son Kevin Warren (Chicago Bears President and CEO) joined Kaely to create this insight into early Phoenix City Council and growing up with Dr. Warren as a role model.

Learning about all the amazing things that Arizona Historymakers have done is part of the excitement of the Historymakers Program. 

Valley 101: This week, we’re looking back at Morrison Warren, the first Black man to ever sit on the Phoenix City Council: a man shaped by World War II, sports and committed to education.

After listening to the podcast, Cathy Shumard wrote Kaely commenting, "You are a master podcaster! I loved the way you wove together the voices of father and son with your own interview questions and the background music. 
I never met Kevin and Morrison Warren, but now I know their voices, thanks to you. The bridge building messages are so powerful!"  

Special thanks to the Arizona Historical Society for providing the interview with Dr. Morrison Warren. The video is directed and written by Chris Wooley. The director of photography is Wayne Dickmann. Pat McMahon narrated. It was produced by the Historical League and made possible by a financial grant from Dr. Edward Diethrich.