Today’s edition of Covid, Race and Democracy will feature a clip of renowned educator and researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. DeGruy’s research focuses on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence and American chattel slavery. From the Pacifica archives a historic interview of Civil Rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. Ms. Hamer speaks out regarding the state sponsored suppression of Black voters in 1964.
Additionally, Tony Diaz, also known as El Librotraficante and host of Latino Politics and News, and Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say. Diaz interviews journalist Alfredo Corchado, author of A Former Farmworker on American Hypocrisy, and Patricia Jones, certified nurse midwife reporting the challenges of pregnant women during the Covid pandemic. Today’s headline Covid, Race and Democracy headline news by Lisa Loving from our affiliate station, KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon, and more. Liana Lopez, technical engineer. Akua Holt, host and producer. Special thanks to Fahima Seck and Polina Vasiliev.