Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez and guest Elle Rochford
Our returning guest is Charles 'Chuck' Hicks, who we call "Mr. Black History" here in DC. He is the Founder/Director of the DC Black History Celebration Committee https://dcblackhistory.com/ which celebrates black history year-round. Hicks is also a proud member of the NAACP and well known for providing 35 years of service to the DC Public Library’s Black Studies Center. Hicks is a supporter and advocate of the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum.
Our guest this week is Professor Edward Schmitt, an Associate Professor of History at UW-Parkside, currently working on a book about the unique role of activist and humorist Dick Gregory in the social movements of the 1960s. Dick Gregory (Richard Claxton Gregory) was an African-American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, conspiracy theorist, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. During the turbulent 1960s, Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his "no-holds-barred" sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism.
Our special guest for the first half hour is Frank Smith, Jr. who is a civil rights activist, politician in Washington, D.C. and is an advocate for DC Statehood. At the completion of this interview join us as we discuss this past week's world & national news . . . especially the new developments in the Presidential race!