Sankofa Impact – Civil Rights Foot Soldier, Silas McGhee
August 14, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Silas McGhee was from a family of civil rights activists in Greenwood, Mississippi. In 1964, he worked to desegregate a movie theater. He was targeted for this work, and shot in the face by someone whom many believe was a local klansman. You can listen to the story of what happened to Silas the night he was shot, with this first-person account by Bob Zellner. Zellner is a civil rights foot soldier who regularly speaks to participants of Sankofa Impact. Sankofa Impact is a Seattle-based organization that confronts our shared history of racism and resistance with place based learning opportunities.
Producer: Ruth Bly
Photo: About Greenwood Mississippi
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