Episode 1: a history of racial identity

In this conversation we will discover that racial identities were created to provide freedom to dehumanize those who did not look like Anglo Europeans.

Episode 2: a history of racial trauma

In this conversation we will explore the enduring impacts of racism upon our communities.

Episode 3: a history of segregation

In this conversation we will examine how the history of segregation continues to play out in our own backyards.

Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod, felt in the days when hope unborn had died; yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet come to the place for which our people sighed?


About Shannon

Shannon Swilley has worked in public education for 15 years. During this time he taught high school African American history, and Western Civilization as an adjunct professor at ONU. Currently he works as a principal at a local junior high school and manages various projects that impact equity in our community.

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About Robert

Robert Bushey (he/him/his) has served as an ordained minister, anti-racism trainer, and activist with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for 30 years. He is a native of Kankakee County and currently Co-Minister of Central Christian Church. He consults and engages with several local nonprofits and activists who work to build an equitable community in our midst.