How did Dorothy Jean McQueen become Sister Koko? Explore her memories with Prof. D. Boose as she reflects on being a student at Howard University amidst the March on Washington and organizing for Freedom Summer.
They’ll talk about 1960s era racism and segregation and new community efforts to fight it, especially in protests against discrimination in travel. Hear how these developments encouraged Sister Koko to join the Nonviolent Action Group of Howard University (NAG) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) alongside Stokely Carmichael, and to reinvent herself as Sister Koko.
This episode includes brief profanity and offensive historical language. Listener discretion is advised. Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders.
What is Porchtales?
Porchtales is a new podcast network by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, where listeners get to experience the District through the eyes of those who make up the fabric of our nation's capital. From the history, to the culture, to the arts, each show we'll dig deeper to learn and celebrate the unique experiences that shape this fascinating city. This season is made possible due to funding from National Endowment for the Humanities and their “A More Perfect Union” initiative commemorating the upcoming 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Any views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of HumanitiesDC or the project’s funders.