On Second Thought For Thursday, June 16, 2016
Women who worked behind the scenes and on the frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement are often left out of history books, overshadowed by the men. But the records of one group of women are now available at Emory University. We speak with Southern Christian Leadership Conference/W.O.M.E.N Interim Chair Scarlet Presley Brown and Emory University Manuscript Archivist Sarah Quigley about what records tell us about the role women played in the Civil Rights Movement.
Then, the recent controversy surrounding the federal directive for transgender bathroom access in schools has created a divisive dialogue across the country. Some see the Obama administrations’ policy as a textbook example of government overreach. The power of states’ rights has fluctuated over the years, leaving many to question what ability states currently have to go against the will of the federal government. We talk with two law experts, Eric Segall from Georgia State and Scott Gaylord from Elon University, about the history of states’ rights and how the balance of power has evolved over the years.
Today's show begins with a conversation about the women who worked behind the scenes and on the frontlines of the Civil Rights movement. Then, we continue our conversation about the power struggle between state and federal governments. Plus, the curator of the High Museum's new Walker Evan's exhibit talks with us about the photographer's poetic view of American life.
Plus, look through the lens of photographer Walker Evans, and you'll find a poignant and poetic view of American life. Evans is considered one of the most influential American photographers of the 20th century. A new exhibit at Atlanta’s High Museum looks back at his 50-year career. We talk with the show’s curator, Brett Abbott and Atlanta-native Alex Harris, who studied photography under Evans.