On May 19th, 2006, Sophia Danenberg summited the peak of Mt. Everest. But she only started climbing because of a fateful canoe trip. And years later, when she set out to climb the mountain, she thought she wouldn’t make it to the top. In this hour, Lilada Gee speaks with Sophia Danenberg, the first African-American person and Black woman to summit Mt. Everest.
About A Public Affair
A Public Affair is WORT's daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.