Four perspectives on the civil rights movement
Broadcast: Midday, 09/18/2006, 12:06 p.m.
An author, an activist, a teacher and a former vice president of the United States gathered recently to discuss the legacy of the civil rights movement at the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis.
- Christopher Paul Curtis: Author of "The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963," and other books of young adult fiction.
- Josie Johnson: Long-time Minnesota civil rights activist. Johnson was the first African-American elected to the University of Minnesota Borad of Regents.
- Lee-Ann Stephens: 2006 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Stephens teaches English language arts to fifth and sixth graders at Park Spanish Immersion school in St. Louis Park.
- Walter Mondale: Vice president of the United States: 1977-81.
- Stephen Smith: Moderator. Smith is the executive editor of American RadioWorks, the documentary unit of American Public Media.