Scars and Stripes with Verna Williams
Join host Jenny Stanton as she welcomes Verna Williams,
lawyer, teacher, writer and critical race feminist. As a young attorney, Verna argued a case before the Supreme Court. Ten years later, she finally listened to the audio transcripts from her case. To commemorate that experience, she began writing to put that chapter behind her and follow a new path.
In her memoir Scars and Stripes, a work in progress, Verna transports listeners back to the lemon and lime-colored kitchen of her youth where her mother dispensed "mommilies" and her father shared mandates on being a Black Lade. When the topic jumps forward to the late 70s, listeners find out who and what motivated Verna's interest in Harvard Law School and what part of that learning she practices today.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 13:46