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.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with labor organizer, writer and radical theorist John Cronan Jr. He will be speaking at Laughing Horse Books on Thursday, November 11th at 6PM with activist and student orgainzer Casey Asprooth-Jackson.
John Cronan is a restaurant worker of 11 years and an organizer and writer who lives in New York City where he has been involved in labor, student, and environmental organizing. He is currently an organizer for the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York. He is a regular contributor to Znet and he has written and spoken extensively on issues concerning class, economic democracy, environmental justice, radical political theory, movement strategy and more.
Bill comments on the accusations that Democrats went too far left in the last two years, and suggests that a major component of their losses in the last election was a looming threat by businesses to set up shop elsewhere. We are told to lay of the Democrats for not committing political suicide, but to also realize that for that reason we cannot look to them as agents of real change.