Mtn. Talk: Kentucky Representative Attica Scott
February is Black History Month and to celebrate & honor the long legacy of Civil Rights Struggles across the South, and the continued work towards justice and equity in Kentucky, we spoke with Representative Attica Scott who serves the forty-first district in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
In 2016 Attica Scott ran against incumbent Tom Riner and became the first African-American woman to serve in the Kentucky General Assembly since 2000. That earned her a place among Essence Magazine’s 2017 “Woke 100 Women” list that featured black women trailblazers in politics, business and entertainment.
In this interview Representative Scott talks about how her work as a community organizer, her faith, and her children all influence her approach to leadership as an elected official, and she shares ideas and hopes for how to bridge the divisions – partisan and otherwise – that plague our national landscape in these times. Then Scott talks about some of her heroes, both personal and political, who inspire her every day. To wrap-up Representative Scott tells us what she loves most about Kentucky, and the issues she’s most passionate about seeing change across our commonwealth.