A Civil Rights Activist Reacts to Obama's Election
by CPR News
A conversation about the first African American president with Ruth Cousins Denny, of Denver, who is 88. Her grandmother was a slave. She endured segregation... and she helped end it in Denver in the 1960s... when she co-founded a chapter of the Congress on Racial Equality, or CORE. She pushed businesses to hire minorities, schools to integrate, and promoted fair housing for minorities.