WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Robert Blair

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Robert Blair was born in Nashville,Tn and raised in Franklin,Tn. Educated in the Franklin Special School District, graduated from Franklin High Attended Tn. State University, before transferring to Nashville State Technical School to study Television and Video Production. He produced with The Williamson Herald a “Special Edition to Black Business Edition followed by the first Black Mixer with Williamson Chamber and is now Producing A Salute to “ Black Churches in Williamson County.”

Robert worked in Television and Video Production for over fifteen years. With Steve Gilreath TV, he worked on the Gospel Music Dove Awards, Stellar Awards and CCM-TV(Contemporary Christian Music Television) Bill Gaither Homecoming Series, and America’s Dumbest Criminals. Working with artists Michael W.Smith, Amy Grant, DC Talk Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Jars of Clay, BeBe & CeCe Winans, MC Hammer, Vince Gill and many others. Blair co-wrote and co-produced Ben Tankard and the Tribe of Benjamin’s Video “Spend some time with me.”

He formed B.Media Communications to help Non-profit organizations with Business Strategy and Marketing efforts. Blair has produced programs and Videos for local Non-profits Mercy Children Clinic, Franklin-Williamson County Boys & Girls Club, Leadership Franklin and Youth Leadership Franklin, W.A.V.E.S. and New Hope Academy.

At an early age he formed Harmony Productions , to write, produce and direct plays and programs to benefit local charities and non-profits. Started his own Newspapers “The Black Perspective Inside/Out and Franklin Spotlight in the mid 1980’s. He was host and co-producer of ViewPoint Cable TV Show on Franklin’s WAGG station. For Seven years he hosted ViewPoint a talk-radio program he developed on WAKM-AM-950 with Marcia Allen co-host and Tom Lawrence general manager.

Blair serves as Education Director at Cummins Street Church of Christ,.and teaches a Bible Study Life Skills Class at Williamson County Criminal Justice. Blair produced, directed and co-wrote his original one-woman play entitled “Bus Benches to Board Rooms” A Woman’s Journey to Justice. The play spans the life of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth Rosa Parks, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. The play was performed in six shows over two days for 1600 Franklin middle school students. The Historic Franklin Theater served as the venue The characters were portrayed by actress Karlotta Smith. He used students from the schools in all aspects of the production.

His goal is to have the opportunity to present his work to a major audience and work as a producer and writer and producer for Television and Movies. He continues to write original scripts and documentaries.

Community Involvement:
Franklin Special School District Board -Vice-Chair African-American Heritage Society Advocate Franklin Rotary Franklin Tomorrow Advocate Leadership Franklin /Youth Leadership Alumni Williamson County W.A.V.E.S. Board Past President Williamson County Jail Ministry Teacher My Friends House Advocate Franklin Boys/Girls Club Advocate Williamson County CASA Advocate

I am personally enriched by my family and the community I serve, It’s my honor to be blessed to give back.

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