Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Sep 21, 2020

In this episode of Louisiana NOW, Todd Rossnagel visits with Dillard University President, Dr. Walter Kimbrough. Recently, Dr. Kimbrough, along with Xavier President Reynold Verret, announced that they are participating in a vaccine trial for COVID-19. “Our communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with harrowing consequences for the lives and health of our fellow citizens. Overcoming the virus will require the availability of vaccines effective for all peoples in our communities, especially our Black and brown neighbors.,” the presidents wrote in a joint statement. In this episode, we will hear more about why he decided to do this, what it’s like, and some of the controversies with the decision. We will also cover other topics, including the rise of HBCU policymakers in the U.S.