Kojo speaks with Arlington Board Chair Katie Cristol about the Amazon HQ2 effect and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine about his probe into the local Catholic Church and his office's legal challenges against the Trump administration.
Throughout American history, funerals have played an important cultural role in African-American communities, serving as meeting places for abolitionists and later, civil rights activists. And as segregated businesses– typically owned and operated by members of the community– they gave African Americans a path to financial independence and political power. Kojo examines the cultural significance and evolving traditions of African American funerals.
- Suzanne E. Smith Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, author, "To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death"
- Edith Churchman Co-owner and manager, James E. Churchman Funeral Home, Newark NJ
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