One of Sabrina Hammond’s first jobs was with the Department of Public Aid. Her position required driving around the region to visit clients in their homes. Being a Black woman, she often felt unwelcome and intimidated during these visits.
During this clip, Hammond talks about what she experienced during a visit to Rochelle and how it impacted her ability to effectively do her job. She shared not only that she was worried, but how her department supervisor was concerned about sending her on specific cases or to specific locations because of racism.