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Judy Richardson, 76, Silver Spring, Maryland
Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO
Joan Harris Mulholland, 79, Arlington, Virginia
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, 35, Chattanooga, Tennessee
April Ryan, White House correspondent and Washington, D.C., bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks.
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Judy Richardson, 76, Silver Spring, Maryland | Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round

What do you hope listeners take away from your story: You don’t have to be exceptionally strong or amazing to change your world for the better. It takes courage, persistence, planning, and, often, organizing with your friends and neighbors.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story: Ms. Ella Baker, the legendary organizer and strategist who was SNCC’s North Star. Also, all the local people ... in ways that we continue to carry with us to this day.

Photo credit: © copyright DON WEST all rights reserved 617.524.1975

Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO | Why this moment matters

What do you hope listeners take away from your story:

Who or what inspired you to tell this story:

Joan Harris Mulholland, 79, Arlington, Virginia | Keep Marching On

What do you hope listeners take away from your story:
In my day in the civil rights movement, one thing led to another. The same thing can and will happen now. The important thing is to get started.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story:
My son sent me the contact and I try to support my son and his work to fight racism. History says: "Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it."

Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, 35, Chattanooga, Tennessee | As the South Goes: How Understanding Place and Identity Can Save the Country

What do you hope listeners take away from your story:
I hope they come away knowing something different about who the South is and why the South matters. And I hope they come away being more curious about where their people are from and why that matters.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story:
My people and my place, how they’ve made me who I am and led me to doing what I do, and an accountability to making sure the world knows about them and the place we’re from. I think their story could help save this country.

April Ryan, White House correspondent and Washington, D.C., bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks. | Undaunted

What do you hope listeners take away from your story:
It’s really important we hear the truth about how, what, where, when and why.

Who or what inspired you to tell this story:
It’s important you never let anyone else tell your story.


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