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Shadow Politics, April 24, 2022

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Guest, Derek Gray, archivist The People’s Archive at D.C. Public Library, African American experiences in Washington

Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown

Guest, Derek Gray, archivist in The People’s Archive at D.C. Public Library, African American experiences in Washington, DC.

Headlined Show, Shadow Politics April 24, 2022

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Our guest is Derek Gray, author of “THE NAACP IN WASHINGTON, DC:  From Jim Crow To Home Rule” -

DC Archivist Derek Gray will fill Marília and I in on the NAACP's efforts for civil rights from here in the District of Columbia. We will speak with him about his new book and the historical development of a national perspective on civil rights, as well as the NAACP's efforts locally in our fight for DC statehood.

Guest, Derek Gray

Guest Name
Derek Gray
Guest Biography
Derek Gray has been an archivist in The People’s Archive at the District of Columbia Public Library since 2008.  Mr. Gray has a special passion for the preservation, documentation and presentation of African American experiences in Washington, DC.
Previously, Derek was a Research Archivist at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
His new book, “THE NAACP IN WASHINGTON, DC:  From Jim Crow To Home Rule,” (American Heritage, 2022) analyzes the role and work of the District’s NAACP branch from its founding in 1912 to the passage of Home Rule in 1973.
Gray has contributed several articles to Washington History – the scholarly journal of the DC History Center and is one of four co-authors of “ANGELS OF DELIVERANCE:  The Underground Railroad in Queens, Long Island, and Beyond” (Queens Historical Society, 1999).
A native of Uniondale, New York, he received his MA/MLS in History and Library Science from the State University of New York at Albany and a BA in History from Virginia State University.

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Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.

We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.

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BBS Station 1
Schedule Broadcast Day
6:00 pm CT
6:55 pm CT
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