Headlined Show, Shadow Politics April 18, 2021

Dorie Ladner
Broadcast Date: 
April 18, 2021

In Honor of DC Emancipation Day, we have guest DORIE LADNER-Civil Rights Activist! Inspired by the work of Medgar Evers, Dorie Ladner has dedicated much of her life to the work of the civil rights movement. Deeply affected by the murder of Evers, as well as the four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Ladner welcomed the help and the attention that Freedom Summer volunteers brought to Mississippi in 1964. On this DC Emancipation Day, we will speak with Ms. Ladner to see if we can learn from her experiences as we pursue the goal of DC statehood. This busy week included the House Committee on Oversight and Reform mark-up and advance of H.R.51, the Washington, DC Admission Act. We are excited to talk with Ms. Dorie Ladner as her years of activism in civil rights in America is an inspiration to all of us who work on making every American citizen equal!!