Native Washingtonian Rosalind Wiseman went to school with mean girls, then grew up to study them and the wider social dynamics of young women. She joins Kojo with former student Alexandra Petri to discuss the complexities of womanhood at different stages of life.
The March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act, the assassination of Martin Luther King and the riots that followed, through the election of the first DC City Council: the years between 1963 and 1975 were formative and tumultuous for the District. Kojo sits down with a local playwright and the co-curators of an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum to discuss how this period shaped the city we live in today, and what lessons might be learned as we enter another period of major change.
- John Johnson Playwright; Contributor "Anacostia Unmapped"
- Marjorie Lightman Co-curator, "Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975"
- William Zeisel Co-curator, "Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975"
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