With a Mayoral election coming up soon in Madison, Dr. Alex Gee asks some questions that all communities should ask of their public officials. The questions that are important for a thriving African American community are often not addressed.
Dr. Alex Gee takes a close look at Oscar Best Picture winner Green Book with filmmaker Eli Steenlage. The conversation explores the Hollywood concept of the White savior in film and the contrast of a great year in Black made films like BlackKklansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther, and The Hate U Give. Check out some of these movies and Green Book, and then let us know what your thoughts.
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Dr. Alex Gee shared a special evening with his local listeners in response to the [Gee]nealogy Series. Listen as you get a taste of the live audience energy and questions answered in the moment. As well, Dr. Gee answers additional listener questions back in the studio.
Find out more about Dr. Gee’s genealogy journey at AlexGee.com
Dr. Alex Gee continues his conversations for Black History Month with Henry Sanders Jr. and his path to leadership in Madison and the whole state of Wisconsin.
For nearly twenty years, Henry Sanders Jr. (CEO and Publisher of Madison 365) has been a force for community development, economic development and entrepreneurship in the Madison area, in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.
While my story is an “open canon” (there will always be more to add to the story the more I discover and process), writer Julia O’Donnell summarized my story in the following article . . .
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On its face, the lecture wasn’t so different from countless other events Dr. Rev. Alexander Gee had attended in his years as a Black pastor, community leader and activist in Madison, WI. But the way the lecturer that night spoke about African-American history struck a chord with Gee, and that night he found himself sitting at his computer typing his family name into the search engine on Ancestry.com.
That simple search marked the beginning of a journey that soon found Dr. Gee sitting across the kitchen table from his White cousin, drinking sweet tea and looking at old family photos of the descendants of a White slave owner who raped Dr. Gee’s enslaved great-great grandmother.[Read more…] about [Gee]nealogy Story
Dr. Alex Gee has a very honest conversation with three past and current participants in the Justified Anger African American History Course. Lisa Hepburn speaks to how the class and experience affected her work in education. Matt Grimsley is the pastor at Resurrection Madison and talks about the impact the history class has had on commitment to race issues. Eli Steenlage is the Black Like Me Producer and going through the history class for the first time.
Justified Anger: mobilizemadison.com
Additionally, here are two books referenced in the discussion: