Humankind: Justice Denied

Feb 1, 2013

Sunday, February 3 at 9 a.m.  

How could a nation founded on a Declaration that "all men are created equal" permit slavery? Nowhere was this contradiction more stark than at the Supreme Court, which formally ruled in the Dred Scott case that black people have "no rights" -- a decision Abraham Lincoln adamantly opposed. In this one-hour Humankind special, produced in association with WGBH/Boston, we'll learn about harsh public reaction when federal judges enforced slavery through fugitive slave laws and the Dred Scott ruling.

Humankind presents the riveting stories of everyday people who have found real purpose in life. Living by their principles - compassion, service, generosity, spirituality, equality, and integrity -they make a profound difference in the quality of life in their communities. Hosted and produced by David Freudberg, Humankind helps listeners examine some of humanity's biggest questions and illuminates the lives of ordinary people who, by their example, can inspire us all.