On this editi0n of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Brittney Martin, co-host and Executive Producer of Sugar Land, and eight-episode podcast that explores how the discovery of an old cemetery forced a city to confront the truth of its history of a convict-leasing program with roots in slavery.
Kai Wright of the public radio show Notes from America recently sat down with Sugar Land host Brittney Martin to talk about the history of convict leasing and why she never learned about it in school. Notes from America is a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future. This episode of Notes from America originally included part one of our podcast, Sugar Land. We’ve edited this to be only the interview segments.