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.