Civil Rights leader Julian Bond passed away over the weekend. He was 75. We remember his heroism in the fight for equality with some people who knew him well. Plus, Miss Jessie's co-founder Miko Branch on creating a powerhouse product line worth millions and the tragic history of Georgia's Creek Indians. And have you ever buried a time capsule?
Civil Rights leader Julian Bond passed away over the weekend. He was 75. Host Celeste Headlee is joined by former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin and state representative Calvin Smyre to talk about Bond's legacy, his friendship and how he paved the way for a new generation of young social justice activists to succeed.
Are time capsules history’s companion through time? A way to preserve our culture and daily lives for future generations? Or forgotten containers of junk that no one bothers to dig up? Atlanta has one of the most impressive time capsules recorded at Oglethorpe University and their aptly named “Crypt of Civilization.” It won’t be opened (if anyone remembers) until the year 8113. Host Celeste Headlee talks to Paul Hudson, co-founder of the International Time Capsule Society, about the Oglethorpe collection, which he re-discovered in the 1970s, and the relevancy of these relics.
Then, Miko Branch co-founded the hair care line Miss Jessie’s with her sister Titi just over a decade ago. Women around the world have been singing the praises of Miss Jessie’s ever since and it’s especially popular in the African-American community as the “natural hair movement” continues to lead beauty trends. Branch is in Atlanta for an appearance at the long-running Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show and she stops by to talk with host Celeste Headlee about creating a powerhouse product line worth millions.
Plus, has Georgia forgotten its Creek Indian history? West Georgia used to be home to the Creek nation until they were pushed off the land in the 1800s. Host Celeste Headlee speaks with the William Winn, author of “The Triumph of the Ecunnau-Nuxulgee,” about how and why the Creeks ended up far away from Georgia.