This Week on American Black Journal: 

Study Shows Black Drivers Were Stopped by MSP at Disproportionately High Rates 

Host Stephen Henderson examines the results of an independent study from the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice showing African Americans were stopped by Michigan State Police troopers at disproportionately high rates in 2020. The study also showed Black and Hispanic drivers were more likely to be searched and arrested after a traffic stop. Stephen sits down with Michigan State Police Director Col. Joe Gasper and Michigan Department of Civil Rights Executive Director John E. Johnson, Jr. to investigate the findings and the steps being taken to address these racial disparities.

The Legacy of Dr. Charles H. Wright and His Museum

Plus, American Black Journal kicks off its celebration of Black History Month with a look inside the life and legacy of the late Dr. Charles H. Wright, the founder of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. BridgeDetroit Engagement Director Orlando Bailey meets with the Wright Museum’s Director of Design and Fabrication Kevin Davidson to talk about Dr. Wright’s influence on himself and other African Americans living in Detroit, as well as the vision for creating and expanding the museum facility, which was once the largest African American historical museum in the world.




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