Reopening Sioux City; Racial Reconciliation after a Century in Arkansas
This week on The Exchange, we talk with essayist and activist J. Chester Johnson about his new book Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation. Johnson's beloved grandfather took part in the massacre where hundreds of African American share croppers where killed. His grandfather was also a member of the Klu Klux Klan.
Also today, we talk with Mount Marty College associate professor of English Jim Reese about his new book, Bone Chalk, a collection of essays about crime, prisons, life in rural America and his own reflections on life. Reese is also the Director of the Great Plains Writers' Tour at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota.
Also, we talk with Planned Parenthood about a plan to serve Siouxland once again, and with the director of the Sioux City Public Library about it's partial reopening next week.