The 26th Amendment had just been ratified the year before giving 18 year olds the right to vote. 1972 was the year of student protests in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Two events in particular that year led to deaths with surrounding circumstances still disputed leading many to wonder if justice was done. Living Legends Moses Williams, […]
The life of a linguist and how to become one. The spectacular story of an author, linguist, social justice advocate, mentor and parent. Our Living Legend is Professor of Linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona.
Humble philanthropist, physician, community leader, LSU Legend and a man of faith. Our living legend describes growing up in poverty and the forces that led him to become the friend of countless sports superstars and help shape the growth of a university.
Happy Thanksgiving to all out there in Count Time land. We thank you for tuning in weekly. We thank you for being so supportive of our podcast. We thank you for the encouraging words. As easy as it is to say that, we know a lot goes behind Happy Thanksgiving and we’re talking about how […]
Expulsion by Southern University and blacklisted to working for Clarence Thomas yes that Clarence Thomas. A fascinating life. Our Living Legend completes her journey from fighting for education to fighting for those at a disadvantage in the legal system. The struggle continues.
Our Living Legends describe the 1972 unrest at Southern University that included the deaths of Denver Smith and Leonard Brown. They discuss the conditions which led to the community activism and protests of that time period.
Long time community leader and recovery advocate Ben Peabody along with Dr. Brian Benson provide some addiction facts you may not have heard before. Two perspectives on the fentanyl epidemic, addiction, recovery and promise for the future.
In 1975, the first African American woman to play varsity basketball and volleyball at LSU. She ranks 4th all-time at LSU in rebounds with 1,017 in 121 career games. Our Living Legend discusses the impact of Title IX on her life, and becoming a professional athlete, educator, mother and wife.
Teacher, veteran, family man, martial artist and community leader a man determined to bring change. Our Living Legend discusses his early life, becoming a Karate Black Belt while stationed in South Korea and his career in education.
LD reminisces with his high school coach. Our Living Legend talks about football, coaching and the effect integration had on high school sports.
From a lineage of successful farmers and innovators they tell their families story of accomplishment and heart ache. Their father invented the mechanical sugar cane planter. Great description of life in the small village of Modeste Louisiana on Highway 405, north of the parish seat of Donaldsonville, between Hohen Solms, and Philadelphia Point. Shameful story […]
Born on land owned by her ancestors for a century that was stolen to create a National Park, our Living Legend known as the “Mayor of the Lower Nine” talks about her life, surviving Hurricanes Betsy and Katrina and how she has fought for her community and won.