In The Name Of "Good Trouble" For Racial Justice

Jul 24, 2020

As this country’s legacy on race remains at the forefront of public debate, one recurring theme is who we remember - and how we remember them.

Rep. John Lewis, D-GA, wearing the Presidential Medal of Freedom - presented to him by President Barack Obama in 2012.

That’s part of what I heard this week in a discussion that included two scholars on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Chandra Ward is assistant professor of sociology here at UTC - and Jonathan McNair is the Ruth S. Holmberg Professor of American Music. 

I spoke with them - and Marcus Ellsworth, artistic manager at Barking Legs Theater here in Chattanooga - as well as an activist and organizer.