The Truth About Thanksgiving With Larry Smith


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Today on Sojourner Truth: For our Campaigners for Black Lives series, Dr. Melina Abdullah joins us to talk about Black X-mas and gives us an update on the Black Lives Matter movement. Also, we spend most of the hour on what people are increasingly calling Thankstaking. People across the nation are on the road, shopping or cooking for their Thanksgiving meal. Today, we ask: What really was behind the founding of Thanksgiving? What was the original intent of the holiday? Why do Native Americans refer to Thanksgiving as the Day of Mourning? Our guest is Larry Smith, a member of the Lumbee Nation who is the co-producer and co-host of American Indian Airwaves, one of the longest running Indigenous public affairs radio programs. Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute.

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