D.C. Councilmember Vince Gray addresses United Medical Center's ongoing troubles. Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol discusses the local legislature's priorities and her path to public service.
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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