Monday, January 25, 2021

Overheard on the Radio...

I was driving downtown to shoot some photos and drop off some film last week. Terry Gross was interviewing filmmaker Sam Pollard on Fresh Air for MLK Day...
Pollard: "But to now know that the minister of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Raphael Warnock, is going to be our - the first Black senator from the South is a phenomenal experience."
I nearly swerved up onto the sidewalk on Meridian Street at hearing that. While Warnock is the first Black senator from Georgia, Tim Scott would be surprised to learn that South Carolina isn't in the South.

We'll give Pollard a pass on Senators Revels and Bruce, since most Americans are woefully undereducated on the original civil rights era* of the Reconstruction period and how it was quashed by regressive segregationist peckerwoods following the Compromise of 1877.

*Robert Fox was eighty-four years before Rosa Parks.