A celebration of civil rights: Susan Banyas and The Hillsboro Story
Two months after the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ending school segregation, the county engineer of Hillsboro, Ohio - a white man determined to force integration in the segregated town - set fire to Lincoln School, the town's "colored" elementary school. The two-year protest lead by five African American mothers to carry forward the struggle sparked by that fire drew the NAACP's Thurgood Marshall and led to Clemons v. Board of Education the first test case for Brown in the North.
Focus on Youth is a class that takes place at Portland International Community School. The goal is to help foster a sense of belonging and self-worth in our students while we help them develop transferable photography skills so they can succeed in school and in life. Focus on Youth is a 501 (c)(3) organization, offering free photography classes and mentoring to students. promotes artistic expression, recognizes achievement and provides critically needed mentoring and arts education for our most vulnerable young people.
We went on a photography field trip with students from Focus on Youth to the Hoyt Arboretum. The interviews were mostly conducted by Rosa Ramirez.
What were voters thinking? Jo Ann and Dave sort through the midterm election rubble to find out!
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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Rinku Sen, the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Publisher of ColorLines magazine. She'll talk about her recent article "The Most Racist Campaign in Decades, and What It Demands of Us."
In the second half of the show the guest is Jamilah King, ColorLines news editor who will talk about the youth vote.