Connections Radio – May 25, 2024

Host Laurie Fitz interviews Lee Hawkins on his 10 part podcast series “What Happened in Alabama?” Born out of personal experiences of intergenerational trauma, and the impacts of Jim Crow that exist beyond what we understand about segregation award-winning journalist Lee Hawkins unpacks his family history and upbringing, his father’s painful nightmares and past, and goes deep into discussions to understand those who may have had similar generational – and present day – experiences. “What Happened In Alabama?” is a series to end the cycles of trauma for Lee, for his family, and for Black America. In this interview Lee shares about the making of the podcast and the various connections and revelations in growing up in Maplewood Minnesota.