Back in January, this photograph I took of the Feedom Freedom Growers in Detroit was used as the cover photo for American Public Media’s radio program On Being, and their feature on the city, called “Becoming Detroit“. The show’s focus was an interview with Grace Lee Boggs and her re-imagining work in Detroit through the Boggs Center, as well as interviews with Gloria Lowe and Wayne Curtis & Myrtle Thompson from Feedom Freedom.
description of Becoming Detroit, from the website:
January 19, 2012
We travel to Detroit to meet the civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs. We find the 96-year-old philosopher surrounded by creative, joyful people and projects that defy more familiar images of decline. It’s a kind of parallel urban universe with much to teach all of us about meeting the changes of our time.
I highly encourage you to check out this program, click on this link to hear the full program, as well as extended interviews and writings from the esteemed Detroit guests.
I also enjoyed hearing On Being for the first time, I’m looking forward to listening in on a regular basis.