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You Don't Say: 'We Are So Much More Alike Than We Are Different'

Hillary Tan
Sharp End Committee educator Barbra Horrell (right) speaks with Columbia Public Schools' MAC program director Annelle Whitt for this edition of KBIA's 'You Don't Say' series.

Barbra Horrell is a life-long Columbian who worked 45 years for MU and is an advocate for African-American history and preservation with the Sharp End Heritage Committee. Annelle Whitt spent more than two decades as an insurance executive, and now runs the Columbia Public Schools district’s MAC scholars program.

For this edition of the conversation series “You Don’t Say,” the two women got together at Horrell’s alma mater, Frederick Douglass High School, to talk about their experiences working, shopping and living in Columbia.

And they spoke about how when it comes to race relations through the decades, some things have - and other things haven’t - changed.

You Don’t Say is a special project commissioned by the City of Columbia’s bicentennial Como200 task force. It’s co-produced by the Sharp End Heritage Committee and KBIA.

Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
T’Keyah Thomas is a spoken word poet and community organizer based in Columbia, MO. In her role as announcer and producer for KBIA, you’re likely to catch TK on-air during the day, or moderating a panel on art and local history.
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