Waddie Welcome Special
Waddie Welcome & The Beloved Community
01/17/11 This hour-long reading of the book "Waddie Welcome & The Beloved Community," read by dozens of local volunteer readers, aired on WMPG on MLK Day 1/17/2011. The true story of Waddie Welcome was read worldwide by groups large and small on MLK Day. Mr. Welcome was born in 1914 in Savannah GA with cerebral palsy. The book is the story of how a community took him in and gave him the home and dignity he deserved. While unable to speak or walk, Mr. Welcome became an advocate for people with disabilities. Conceived and produced by WMPG's volunteer producer extraordinaire, Lorenzo Raffa.