Rev. Al and I are so pleased to bring the amazing story of Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Dr. Lawrence Jackson to our ever growing audience. This guy is cool, I mean real cool, he's an expert on the History of Baltimore and he has rewritten the experience of African Americans and their contributions to the history and culture of our beloved city. This is a lesson Podcast. Learn about the music scene in our city, especially the early Jazz scene here. Learn about how Baltimore was one the places where Civil Rights legislation was written by Baltimore's own, the Hon. Senator Clarence Mitchell.Dr. Jackson has launched the Billy Holiday Center for Liberation Arts. He's way into Jazz and makes it real clear that Jazz came from Baltimore, as much as it came from NOLA. He's written biographies on Ralph Ellison and Chester B. Hines. He's a Baltimore native, loves the place, and is bent on seeing a brighter future for all Baltimorean's. There is a deep rich History in the African American community here in Baltimore, and there's no better man to speak to it than Dr. Larry Jackson. Come along for this one and learn about this incredible man's journey and have a look into the mind of a scholar who loves his city.Here we go! Thanks Dr. Jackson for joining us and shining your light.