ACLU-MO History Spotlight: Podcast

St. Louis on the Air Podcast

On July 1, 2020, the ACLU-MO@100 project was featured on St. Louis on the Air. The podcast episode is entitled The Intertwined History—and Future—of St. Louis and the 100-Year-Old ACLU and features a discussion by Washington University Libraries’ curator of Local History Miranda Rectenwald and Luz María Henríquez, executive director of the ACLU of Missouri.

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Episode Description

With protests against police brutality and attention to systemic racism sweeping the nation in 2020, there’s renewed urgency surrounding the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union. The organization is also celebrating 100 years of existence, both at the national level and in Missouri—and a crew at Washington University Libraries has recently dug deep into records of that century’s worth of history. In this episode, host Sarah Fenske talks about the past and present of the ACLU with curator of Local History Miranda Rectenwald and Luz María Henríquez, executive director of the ACLU of Missouri.

About the author

Miranda Rectenwald is Curator of Local History, Washington University Special Collections. More info.