A conversation with Arnee Odoms, Alabama coordinator of Black Voters Matter, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering rural, small, and predominantly Black communities – not just on Election Day, but to engage in broader civic participation. Founders LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright both spent their formative years in Selma. How did life in a cradle of the Civil Rights Movement inspire their work? And what does Odoms think is the future of the electoral process in Alabama?
Episode 6 poems:
“Reparations Now, Reparations Tomorrow, Reparations Forever — Using Text from George Wallace’s 1963 Inaugural Address and Also from Me”
“Today I Saw a Black Man Open His Arms to the Wind”
Learn more about the voting rights organization whose work inspired this conversation: