Hasan Jeffries

Whitewashing History

Jul 24, 2020
The head portion of the Christopher Columbus statue was taken off Friday morning and taken away on a flatbed truck.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

This episode originally aired on July 21, 2020.

The truth about the once legal enslavement of humans in the U.S and the concurrent racism then that persists today is fraught with the worst kinds of violence and inhumanity.

How that history is taught in schools and how educators have at times soft-pedaled misery and injustice has come to the fore in the era of Black Lives Matter.

Whitewashing History

Jul 21, 2020
The head portion of the Christopher Columbus statue was taken off Friday morning and taken away on a flatbed truck.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

The truth about the once legal enslavement of humans in the U.S and the concurrent racism then that persists today is fraught with the worst kinds of violence and inhumanity.

How that history is taught in schools and how educators have at times soft-pedaled misery and injustice has come to the fore in the era of Black Lives Matter.

50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

May 14, 2015
Selma
The United States Department of Justice / Wikimedia Commons

This summer marks the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. We look at the history leading up to this landmark bill, its impact on elections and how state voting laws have changed in the years since. 

Freedom Summer: Fifty Years Later

Jun 19, 2014

11 am In the summer of 1964, students from Ohio and across the US gathered with local African Americans in Mississippi to promote black voter education and registration. The movement met with violence and tragedy, but their efforts paved the way for the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This hour we'll look back at Freedom Summer, and the current efforts of Ohio students to continue this brave legacy. Guests

11:00 Bayard Rustin probably is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. But Rustin was nearly marginalized as the organizer and later silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from jobs because he also was an openly gay man. On this hour, we'll talk about the life of this man. Guests