Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson joins Kojo to discuss her new memoir and explore how her experiences growing up in Chicago frame her perspectives about race and opportunity in the United States.
In 1960, five young African-Americans climbed aboard a carousel at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. Their goal was to desegregate the popular amusement park, and white residents in the neighborhood soon joined their campaign. A look at the Glen Echo protests and their impact on the local civil rights movement.
- Esther Delaplaine Former Bannockburn neighborhood resident and activist in the Glen Echo protests
- Gwendolyn Britt Maryland state senator and former Glen Echo protester
- Tina Clarke African-American/Black liaison officer for Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan
- Sam Swersky Park Ranger, Glen Echo Park
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