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Black Lives Matter: Race, Policing, and Protest

Black Lives Matter

Primary Documents & News Sources

Racism, White Privilege, and Police Brutality

Information about Ferguson and Support for Ferguson

Video Coverage

Video cannot be embedded, visit the link to watch, with links to other, related clips. "This PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill, will explore the many issues brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. The program was recorded before an audience on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis."

For days after the death of Michael Brown, protesters faced off with the police as racially charged demonstrations gripped the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

Part 1: In an exclusive interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Wilson gave his account of what happened when he fatally shot Michael Brown.

The show, Middle Ground brought law enforcement and Black Lives Matter support together to spark dialogue about their differences and similarities

Black Lives Matter is a movement created as a reaction to police violence and has since reached new levels.

“Race Matters: America in Crisis, A PBS NewsHour Special” will premiere on PBS stations nationwide on Friday, June 5, 2020, from 9 to 10 p.m. ET. “Race Matters: America in Crisis” will focus on the frustration pouring out onto American streets, and outrage about police brutality. It will also explore America’s deep systemic racial disparities in education, the criminal justice system, the economy and health care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will also include grassroots voices from around the country and roundtable conversations with thought leaders, newsmakers and experts.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

"5 Ways of Understanding Black Lives Matter" from the event Broadway For Black Lives Matter. Frank Leon Roberts (New York University) Introduced by Tony Award Winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple). Performance of "Change Gonna Come" by Grammy Award Winning Artist Ledisi.

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