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Content Warning: This conversation has the presence of outdated, biased, offensive language. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion. Taylor Branch discusses his book "Parting the Waters," touching on topics including the impact of Martin Luther King Jr., the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the March on Washington. Includes excerpts from interviews with Martin Luther King Jr., Mahalia Jackson, E. D. Nixon, Rosa Parks, and Myles Horton.
Author, grassroots organizer, and activist Linda Stout discusses her book “Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing.” Growing up in a low-income family, Stout discusses poverty as “the lack of knowing about options” and how this served as the driving force in her activism. Studs plays “Bread and Roses” - Judy Collins (1976).