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Hosted by Noble Sissle, Jr., this first Episode into the life and times of Noble Sissle, explores his early upbringing in his family that includes 5 siblings. His father, Reverend George Sissle moved to Indianapolis, IN from Lexington, KY with the family to become the pastor of a Methodist Church. It was here that Noble was born; then it was off to Cleveland, OH where his father assumed the pulpit of the historical Cory Uhnited Methodist Church.
Noble, Jr. explains some of the early years of his dad as the family settles in and young Noble Sissle makes his way into the larger world of Central High School in Cleveland. With 1500 students and only he and 5 other African American students to, it was time to be "Noble" as his father advised him to be. The host briefly touches on his dad in New York and eventually retires to Florida where he passed away in 1975 at the age of 86. The details of his life's achievements are forth coming with recordings, rare self-taped discussions and interviews with people who know Sissle's contributions to American History.
This Episode is 26 minutes long and there will be episodes of 30 minutes released each Sunday night at 8:00pm Eastern.