Commentary Strange Fruit

The Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee is a living piece of civil rights and social justice history. It functioned as a folk school from the 1930s through ’60s, hosting Rosa Parks, Dr. King, Congressman John Lewis, and other activists and icons.

Now in its 85th year, the Highlander continues to be a space where movement leaders come together to teach and to learn.

Executive Directors Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele join us this week to talk about the center’s legacy, and its future.

We also check in a little closer to home with Dominique Barber, who’s organizing the Louisville Black LGBT Pride Festival, coming up on August 27th.

Laura produces Curious Louisville, Strange Fruit, and other audio news stories for WFPL.