Unapologetic Talk with the Supe: April Podcast Episode

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In this month’s episode of “Unapologetic Talk with the Supe,” Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. speaks with Anne Holton, member of the Virginia Board of Education, and Woody Holton, history professor at the University of South Carolina. They explore the work being done on a state level to increase racial equity in Virginia public schools, how systemic racism is persisting in trends and narratives today that parallel early American history and how we can change those narratives in our pursuit of equity for all.

Anne Holton is a lawyer and judge who served as the secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2014 to 2016. She served as the first lady of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and was the interim president of George Mason University from 2019 to 2020. In February 2017, she was appointed to the Virginia Board of Education.

She is joined on this podcast episode by her brother, Dr. Woody Holton, who teaches Early American history with a focus on economic history and on African Americans, Native Americans, and women. He is the author of “Unruly Americans and Origins of the Constitution,” a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize and the National Book Award. His first book, “Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia,” won the Organization of American Historians’ Merle Curti Award.

Each month, the superintendent engages with leading advocates for equity as they unpack the challenges and opportunities which will guide us towards an antiracist society and racial equity in education. Tune in on the Superintendent’s Podcast webpage or SoundCloud and join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #UnapologeticTalkWithTheSupe, #antiracism and #ACPS.