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Why It Matters - Tonya Scott Williams EPISODE 6, 12th June 2021
Episode 6: Alabama Voices for Black Voters Nationwide
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Episode 6: Alabama Voices for Black Voters Nationwide

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:

"Manifest Destiny"

"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:

Black Voters Matter