Summer in the city back in the 1960s often meant big developments in civil rights. In Madison, more civil rights news happened in August than any other month. Here’s Stu Levitan with the details on tonight’s Madison in the Sixties.
Monday host Patty Peltekos interviews Ben Burkett, former board president of the National Family Farm Coalition and operator of a 250-acre farm that consists of vegetable production, beef cattle, and timber. He has been active in farming since 1970 and has been a longtime civil right activist, challenging USDA discrimination against Black farmers. Mr. Burkett […]
Two DMV service centers on Madison’s west side, at Sheboygan Avenue and Odana Road, are being closed and consolidated into a singular service center at 8417 Excelsior Drive this month. While the soon-to-be-defunct service centers are directly on Metro Transit’s bus lines, the new Excelsior Drive service center will not be directly accessible by public […]
Carousel interviews Daphne Barbee-Wooten, daughter of Wisconsin civil rights leader Lloyd A. Barbee and editor of a book of his selected writings called “Justice For All.”
On this episode of A Rational Basis, Kellen O’Brien speaks with Anita Johnson about Wisconsin’s “Voter ID” law. How will voting rights be protected now that the law has been approved by the courts? Johnson explains how Wisconsin’s photo ID law impacted the voting rights of minority, poor, and elderly residents in previous elections, and […]
Pictures told, for those who could not see themselves, of the strength and beauty of the people, of the hostility and anger of the opposition, and of the promise of a world free of racism. -Julian Bond One of my missions with the healing work I do is to create and expand on digital storytelling. […]