This month, we'll have a conversation on statehood for the District of Columbia. What rights of self-determination do DC residents now enjoy? How are their rights now constrained? What are the obstacles to DC statehood? What is the history? What is the racial justice aspect to this issue? Against the backdrop of Maine's own struggle for statehood and the Missouri Compromise, why should Maine people care?
Anne Anderson, Chair of the League of Women Voters DC Full Rights Committee
Chris Myers Asch, Visiting Instructor of History, Colby College, and co-author of the book, Chocolate City, A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital
Learn more here.
WMPG 90.9 FM Portland, streaming at wmpg.org.