Jen Rubin’s Green Room

The Civil Rights Movement with Diane McWhorter

September 27, 2023

In This Episode:

Jen is joined by Pulitzer Prize winning author Diane McWhorter to discuss the civil rights movement in the South that arose to defeat the fascistic alliance between industrialists, the wealthy, and their enforcers in the Klan.  They lay out how Black activists, labor unions, and their allies put aside their differences to overcome them and make civil rights a national issue.  During the conversation, they look at the internal dynamics of the civil rights movement, the role of Martin Luther King Jr., and the nefarious actions of government, Bull Connor, and law enforcement.  Perhaps most importantly, what will it take to honor and advance the legacy of those who fought so hard for freedom and equality?

Get More from Diane McWhorter:

Website | Pulitzer.org | Author


Get More from Jennifer Rubin:

Twitter | WaPo | Author of “Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy From Donald Trump”

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