Dr. Owen Cardwell Desegregated E.C. Glass High School in 1962

Teachers in the Movement Podcast

Aug 4 2021 • 33 mins


Dr. Owen Cardwell had a winding path to becoming an educator. These days he’s a Professor at the University of Lynchburg. On his way there, he was one of the first Black students to desegregate E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, he participated in and led many civil rights demonstrations, served in the military, and served over fifty years as a Baptist preacher. He talks about those experiences and the importance of strength-based learning and individualized education.

Our theme music is Summer Night by Vanilla. You can find their music at vanillabeats.bandcamp.com All other music is from Blue Dot Sessions.