Fault Lines in the Constitution with Cynthia and Sanford Levinson
Sep 10th, 2020 by creatortalks
In less than 60 days the United States 2020 Election will take place and there could be no better time to present my next two guests.
Cynthia and Sanford Levinson are the authors of Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and The Flaws That Affect Us Today.
Their book will be as part of a line of civics graphic novels from the acclaimed publisher First Second.
Alley Shwed illustrated the 228-page graphic novel edition of Fault Lines on sale September 22nd.
Cynthia and Sanford explain how despite the Framers of the Constitution's best intentions, there are faults in the Constitution that still impact and impede our political process today.
Among the issues we discuss are the Electoral College system, the disproportionate representation between small and large states and a lack of representation of states' population diversity within the Senate.
With the current back the drop of the Black Lives Matter movement, I am very fortunate to have Cynthia also discuss two of her other books We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March and The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks.
Cynthia explains what compelled her to write these two books and how children made a difference in Black America's fight for equality and civil rights in the 1960s.
On a lighter note when I Kick Back With the Creator, I learn Cynthia and Sanford's island book and their beverage of choice. Pay attention, there are some great drink recipes I know I'm going to try!
Creator Talks Theme Song: "Jazz Relax" by LoopsLab