60 years after the March on Washington, the fight for equity continues
This hour, we’re exploring the history of civil rights for Black Americans and how people can create change now. Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith gives us some context around the 60th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which happened on the same day as the shooting in Jacksonville. And, Professor Ruha Benjamin, who is being recognized with this year's Stowe Prize, talks about her book Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want. She discusses the small things around us that produce both problems and solutions, and she explains why racism hurts even those it supposedly benefits.
- Adriane Lentz-Smith: Associate Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Duke University, author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I
- Ruha Benjamin: Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of African American studies at Princeton University and Founding Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. Her most recent book, Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want, is the winner of the 2023 Stowe Prize.