As a bonus for “Kamala: Next in Line” listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “Into America,” a podcast from MSNBC that’s hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Trymaine Lee. The latest episode explores the little-known story of a place that shaped Kamala Harris’ identity – the Rainbow Sign. It was a Black cultural center in Berkeley, California that opened its doors in 1971 and welcomed the likes of James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Shirley Chisholm. Odette Pollar, whose mother Mary Ann Pollar who founded Rainbow Sign in 1971, tells Trymaine what the center was like during its brief but influential lifespan. And Dezie Woods-Jones, founder and President of Black Women Organized for Political Action, explains how the social and political climate in the Bay Area at the time gave rise to Rainbow Sign, and how the center impacted Harris’ life.
Listen to the full episode now and subscribe: https://link.chtbl.com/intoamerica_kamala