Dr. Danielle Allen, a Harvard professor and highly regarded political theorist, recently announced that she is running for governor in 2022. As the first Black woman to run for this office in Massachusetts, her campaign is already making history.
Dr. Allen has a stunning academic career, but she has never held elected office before.
Dara Kennedy and Maya Shwayder sit down with Dr. Allen to talk about her inspiration to run, her policy positions and what Massachusetts needs to know about her.
Correction: This episode incorrectly implied that, if elected, Democratic candidate Danielle Allen would be the first Black governor of Massachusetts. She would be the first Black female governor of Massachusetts. The episode also incorrectly stated that Allen would be the first woman to hold the office of Massachusetts governor. She would be the first woman elected to the position.