Author, journalist, educator Lewis W. Diuguid examines motives on apparent push to reverse Roe vs. Wade

Author, journalist, educator and activist, Lewis W. Diuguid examines possible motives behind the apparent push to reverse Roe v. Wade, as evidenced by the Supreme Court draft opinion leaked this week.

Lewis Diuguid is a former columnist, editorial board member, op-ed page editor, and letters editor at The Kansas City Star, as well as a published author. He is a St. Louis native and worked more than 39 years as a journalist with The Kansas City Star, rising to vice president of community resources responsible for the newspaper’s philanthropic and outreach efforts in the community. He wrote an award-winning column for The Kansas City Star for 30 years and served on the editorial board from 1999 to 2016. He is the recipient of many awards, including the 2000 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and the 2017 Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism from Harvard University. His books include, “Our Fathers: Making Black Men” (2017), “Discovering the Real America: Toward a More Perfect Union” (2007) and “A Teacher’s Cry: Expose the Truth About Education Today” (2004). He also is chair of the Political Action Committee for the National Association for Multicultural Education which advocates for social justice and equity.

Diuguid is a member of the National Association Black Journalists, Kansas City Association Black Journalists (president 1986, secretary 1987, vice president 1993, treasurer since 1994), National Society Newspaper Columnists, Monroe Trotter Group of Black Voices in Commentary. He serves as chair of the Political Action Committee for the National Association for Multicultural Education, (NAME,, which honored him with the Carter G. Woodson Service Award in 2014.

Host/producer:  Donna Morrow Wolfe

Co-host: Karen E. Griffin

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