Closer Look with Rose Scott

Closer Look: Atlanta’s 1968 Interracial Passion Play; Jim Adams Farm & Table; And More

February 27, 2018

Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a key case over the DACA program. The Trump administration had asked the high court to hear the case in an effort to bypass the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California. The Supreme Court says the appeals court will have to hear the case first. The high court’s decision means that DACA will stay in place for now, and possibly beyond next week’s March 5th deadline. We’ll learn more from local immigration attorney Sarah Owings, of Owings Immigration Law.
  • 10:20: Our ATL68 series continues with a look at a little-known event that took place in Atlanta six months after King’s assassination. It was an interracial passion play that was put on in Atlanta Fulton County stadium. 55,000 people attended, black and white. And Jesus – famously and controversially – was played by a black man, William Holmes Borders, the 65-year-old senior pastor at Wheat Street Baptist Church. This installment of our ATL68 series looks at the racial and religious strife in Atlanta in the 1960s, particularly in the Episcopal Church. A conversation with Joe Crespino, Emory University Jimmy Carter professor of 20th century American political history and Southern history since Reconstruction. Also, joining the discussion is Julie Borders, daughter of the late Reverend Borders.
  • 40:00: Jim Adams Farms at Pittsburgh Yards and Jim Adams Farm & Table at Bolton Village are part of a new metro farm-to-market venture named for an accomplished Georgia farmer, which will open in the coming weeks. Founder Chuck Meadows joins us in studio.
Jim Adams Farm & Table Founder Chuck Meadows juggles produce in front of Switchyards in Atlanta.
Jim Adams Farm & Table founder Chuck Meadows juggles produce in front of Switchyards in Atlanta. CREDIT COURTESY JIBRI MORTON
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