The UNCF telethon made black history, American history and fundraising history. The telethon actually began years earlier in Dallas, Texas. The first telethon was a live performance at the Fairmont Hotel with STAX recording artists Rufus Thomas and Johnny Taylor backed by the Dallas symphony.
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Dr. Frederick Patterson, a visionary fundraiser, changed the lives of generations of African Americans with the founding of the UNCF in 1944.