The real history behind Mary Ellen Pleasant, San Francisco's Voodoo Queen; a conversation with Another Round's HebenNigatu and Tracy Clayton; and The Top 5 reasons why KALW is cooler than your average public radio station.
She was one of the richest and most powerful people in the state — and she was a black woman. Mary Ellen Pleasant was a real estate innovator and millionaire, a socialite — and an abolitionist known to the black community as "Black City Hall."
Special guests Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, hosts of the BuzzFeed podcast “Another Round with Heben and Tracy,” joined Hana Baba as co-hosts of this episode of Crosscurrents. Listen to the complete episode here.