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Katie + Chris | Pain & Promise | American Experience | PBS

Audio produced by StoryCorps Studios in partnership with GBH Boston.

In this recording, Katie Wetsell interviews her father Chris Horan, who remembers his time as a student during school desegregation in southeast Arkansas. As a child in the Jim Crow South, Chris witnessed white resistance to integration, and recalls the federal enforcement of Brown v. Board of Education when he was in high school. Chris recounts the change of culture and shift in perspective that came from meeting Black students.

Audio recorded on May 20, 2023 at NPT in Nashville

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