Black History Month is a time to look back at the big names that changed history, but also the everyday names that are making Black history right now, according to Arionne Nettles, director of Audio Journalism Programming at Northwestern University’s Medill School.
“The people who are living legends to me are perhaps everyday people,” Nettles said, nodding to the Black teachers, journalists and everyone else who shows up in small ways for their community. “Those are the people that are making such a big impact on your lives. Those are the people you never forget.”
In this episode, Rundown host Erin Allen talks with Nettles about rethinking Black excellence and the Black Chicagoans making history today.