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The Unknown Hero of a Long Ago Disaster

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:43 AM

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Charles Leek image: Courtesy Len Brown

As Black History Month winds down, we share a story of remarkable success and courage by an African-American, Charles B. Leek, who lived in Ashtabula 140 years ago, and rose to unprecedented heights of respect and responsibility. ideastream's Rick Jackson talked with Len Brown, who helped uncover this tale.

Len Brown explains the history of the long lost hero. Brown is the executive producer of the documentary film Engineering Tragedy: The Ashtabula Train Disaster.

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The Story of Charles B Leek


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