"Equity is something that we discuss and equity is something that we strive to achieve" said Lee.

Lee Johnson III is the Director of State & National Cross-Agency Collaboration, and of First 5 Alabama in the Office of Early Learning and Family Support. First 5 Alabama provides a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration by advocating for the application...

Interview for MAAS English

I interviewed my grandmother Shannon Duplantis about our ancestors and stories.

My grandmother and I talk about her childhood, college, and JFK.

I interviewed my grandmother, Charmaine, about her childhood in the Midwest. I wanted to know what it was like to live through the John F. Kennedy assassination. I found out many different things about her parents and grandparents and what...

Addison Hunt interviews her great grandmother, Pebble Ewing, about life in the segregated south.

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2018 in Oxford, Mississippi, Addison Hunt (13) interviews her great grandmother Pebble Ewing (80) about life in the South during segregated and integrated times. Mrs. Ewing shares stories of going to segregated schools,...

Ryan deMontluzin and his Mother talk about a life growing up in Louisiana and the big events her life

In this interview, conducted in Birmingham, Alabama, Ryan deMontluzin (17) and his mother (Christi, 52) talk about her childhood in Louisiana and the big events that she grew up with and around. Christi shares stories of life in Louisiana, college,...

Southern Reconcilations

At the opening of the equal justice initiative memorial to peace and justice I interview my father about being black in America

Thanksgiving interview

A grandson talks to his grandfather about his childhood, civic responsibility and the future of African Americans.