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The Wow Factor

Nov 11, 2020

Bob Woodson is Founder and President of the Woodson Center and 1776 Unites. He is an influential leader on issues of poverty alleviation and empowering disadvantaged communities to become agents of their own uplift. Woodson is a frequent advisor to local, state and federal government officials as well as business and philanthropic organizations. His social activism dates back to the 1960s, when as a young civil rights activist he developed and coordinated national and local community revitalization programs. During the 1970’s he directed the National Urban League’s Administration of Justice division. Later he served as a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Currently he is the Founder and President of The Woodson Center where he’s on a mission to help residents of low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities. 


Bob joins me today to discuss his approach to dealing with race relations in America and what he believes is a huge problem; the disconnection between work and income, in underserved communities.


“People are inspired to change and improve and cooperate when you can show them examples of victories that are possible, not always reminding them of injuries to be avoided.”

- Bob Woodson


This week on The Wow Factor:

  • How Bob’s upbringing inspired him to work in Civil Rights
  • The breakdown of the traditional American Family
  • Why you can’t define Black America by slavery
  • The importance of looking for the solution to every problem
  • Why you can’t judge people by their past
  • When you give freely, don’t give with the expectation that you will be thanked
  • Why you must stay faithful to what you do and not be so attached to the outcome of what you’re doing
  • Why America is a country of redemption


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