Remembering a Civil Rights hero from Detroit w/ Desiree Cooper

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More than three quarters of a century ago, Sarah Elizabeth Ray was kicked off the Boblo Boat for being African American, as it was a segregated attraction. Her lesser-known case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court and laid the groundwork for later cases involving Rosa Park ands and Brown v. Board of Education.

Now Ray’s home is on the list of 11 most endangered historic places, and there’s an amazing documentary trailer telling her story. Desiree Cooper joins us to talk about it.

Here’s the trailer for the documentary:

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