Georgia has nine HBCUs now, but Morris Brown College could make that number increase. It's seeking accreditation nearly a decade after losing it due to a financial mismanagement scandal.
On Second Thought invited race and culture reporter Ernie Suggs to talk about the background and threats HBCUs face. Suggs collaborated with education reporter Eric Sturgis on an Atlanta Journal-Constitution series about the health of HBCUs. They also launched a podcast called HBCU Journeys.
Former NPR politics reporter Sam Sanders is now host of the weekly show, It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. The program is a fresh addition to GPB’s weekend lineup, airing Saturdays at 2 PM. Sanders spoke with GPB’s Morning Edition host Leah Fleming.
Georgia native Eve Hoffman teaches poetry at Emory University. Her most recent book, Memory and Complicity, is a collection of autobiographical poems that tells the stories of a young Eve who grew up by the Chattahoochee River.
Hoffman stopped by On Second Thought to give her recommendations for our Southern Reading List — a series of authors and readers sharing books that define and reflect the South.
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