Ellie 2.0 Radio – March 23, 2024

This show’s featured idealist is unsung hero Clyde Kennard, who the State of Mississippi Sovereignty Commission targeted and framed for a theft crime when Clyde persistently attempted to integrate the University of Southern MS in the late 1950’s. After wrongfully serving two years in prison, and after an outcry from civil rights leaders, including Dr. King, Clyde was released from prison due to his colon cancer. He unfortunately died six months later at age 36. The Big Interview is with Erica Ramsey, an attorney with Robins Kaplan LLP, who shares about suing the state of South Dakota on behalf of the Transformation Project—and winning a $300K settlement and written apology. In my C-Block I talk about how I went to law school to become an environmental lawyer, only to be sidetracked by money and my gender issues.