Ellie 2.0 – Radio 12.2.19

The featured idealist this week is Irene Morgan, who was arrested in 1944 for refusing to give up her bus seat in favor of white-color persons in Virginia. She kicked the sheriff who tried to take her off the bus and tore up the citation he gave her. Eventually, she was arrested but she took her case all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that interstate travelers were not subject to Jim Crow laws. The Big Interview is with Gene Weingarten, author of One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America; recall that I am featured in this book. In my Block C, I talk about speaking in Mankato, MN where I met an African immigrant, Abdi, who later told me that my work was important. There are so many “invisible” people suffering in greater MN.