February 27th 2021


The Hudson River Valley is not immune to ills of racism, class inequality and gender discrimination black Americans have had to reconcile with in our global society. In this episode we will look at the rich legacy of civil unrest in the city of Hudson, exploring stories such as a prominent black physician protecting African- American women held at Hudson Reform School for Girls which would progress racial equality in the nation’s juvenile justice system. We will also speak with housing activist Quinton Cross, Alderman Tiffany Garriga and Hudson’s first black mayor, Kamal Johnson to reflect on the current state of black advocacy in the city.