Society & Culture
Civil RIghts and Wrongs for February 22, 2022
This week Michelle Manning-Scott hosts three guests who discuss the importance of teaching accurate accounts of history if there is any hope for humanity to become a truly equitable society. Jesse Hagopian is a history teacher in Seattle who is currently on leave from the classroom to work as a lead organizer with the Zinn Education Project, a non-profit organization created to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula. Signe Fourmy is Director of Research and Analysis for Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery at Villanova University, and is an Instructor of History in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Kerry Green teaches U.S. History and is Social Studies Department Chair at a Dallas area high school; she is also an Adjunct Instructor of US History at Dallas College. Regular host, Bob Dailey, joins the discussion as well.
Later we hear from Austin Sanders, Staff Writer for the Austin Chronicle. Austin reports that City Council approved settlements totaling $10 million for two people seriously injured by Austin police officers during protests in 2020. We also hear about the visit from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Central Texas a week ago as she campaigned for Greg Casar for US Congress.
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