Episode 53: “A City Within A City” – A Black Child’s Burden

With this episode we are returning to the City Within A City series which chronicles the black freedom struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This episode, entitled “A Black Child’s Burden”, tells the story of how busing was implemented and resisted, in the attempt to achieve a racial balance in Grand Rapids Public Schools. Pastor Reggie and I discuss this chapter from Dr. Todd Robinson’s book, as well as look at the role theology and the church played during this period in the history of Grand Rapids, known as the city of churches.