‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MARCH 24, 2017: Will DC Join DAPL Divestment?…Churches Join Sanctuary Movement…Poet Mari Evans 1919-1917…Gerald Horne on Politics and Culture



Today we continue to recognize Women’s History Month by honoring author and activist Mari Evans, who joined the ancestors this month at the age of 97. Fellow poets of the 1960s Black Arts Movement, Sonia Sanchez and Haki Madhubuti, were among the hundreds who gathered in Indianapolis for her funeral on Monday. We also hear from Willa Mae Taylor-Richmond, who was only 13 years old when she became a foot soldier in the historic 1965 march for voting rights, which became known as bloody Sunday, when peaceful protesters in Selma Alabama were viciously attacked by police. Headlines on a DC resolution to divest from Wells-Fargo, churches launch sanctuary movement and DC residents continue to fight for historic park and open green space.

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