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LA Dreamers: Our African-American Pioneers – Stevie Wonder

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – We’re celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Southern California’s African-American Pioneers.

Today we take a look at one “LA Dreamer” who is still living the dream, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.

He’s one of the most creative musical talents in the twenty-first century and his influence is felt worldwide.

Stevie Wonder has written more than five hundred songs, has won twenty-six Grammy Awards and was elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Using his prestige to promote positivity, this civil rights activist played an instrumental role in making Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday.

Wonder owns KJLH 102.3 FM, the first black-owned radio station on the West Coast.

This LA Dreamer continues to inspire kindness, joy, love and happiness.

To find out more about Stevie Wonder and other L.A. Dreamers, the Los Angeles Urban League has a special free exhibit called “The 90 That Built L.A.”

For more information, go to http://www.laul.org.

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