Expanding Our Roots: Maxine Crump


Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821 is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcases the cultural diversity, global connections and social consciousness of the people of southeast Louisiana as well as those who work to expand southeast Louisiana’s roots to the world through works that promote social justice and global citizenship.


The series presents community organizers, community leaders and residents living in southeast Louisiana who come from different parts of the world or who work to promote global citizenship, multiculturalism and social justice in our regional community.


This interview is with Maxine Crump. Maxine Crump is the President and CEO of Dialogue on Race Louisiana, an organization that aims to promote a great understanding of systemic and institutional racism. In the past, Crump has served on the board and as a three-term president for the YWCA, and she's also had an illustrious career in news, public relations and media development. She began her broadcast career as an announcer at WXOK and WFMF radio. She worked 15 years in news at WAFB TV, one year for BET News, eight years covering local programming in Ascension for APTV and produced her own program called Ascension on the Move.

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