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One Detroit: A Crisis of Race

Museum Exhibit, Barbershop Challenge Promotes Positive Conversations About Black Men

Museum Exhibit, Barbershop Challenge Promotes Positive Conversations About Black Men

Two renowned Detroit institutions, the Charles H. Wright Museum and Ford Motor Company, are helping change the narrative around Black men. Through the museum’s traveling exhibit “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” and Ford’s Men of Courage initiative, the Detroit Barbershop Challenge was born, and it’s helping foster positive conversations about Black Men in the community.



One Detroit and American Black Journal

BridgeDetroit | Why Detroit Gun Owners Choose to Carry

BridgeDetroit | Why Detroit Gun Owners Choose to Carry

In this country’s origin story, Black Americans were largely restricted from owning guns. Yet, in Detroit today, citizens are increasingly turning to gun ownership for a sense of protection and — sometimes — because of a constitutional right to carry. Residents have become self-reliant and are looking to arm others with gun safety lessons and information about the responsibility of ownership.

National Programs

PBS NewsHour Presents - Race Matters: America in Crisis



The Talk - Race in America

 

FRONTLINE: Policing the Police



The FRONTLINE Dispatch: Race, Police and the Pandemic


 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Exploring Anti-Racism with Children

Sesame Street/CNN Town Hall – Standing Up To Racism

At-Home Learning

Help Students Understand the Relationship between the Police and the Military
Read the news summary, watch the video and answer the discussion questions. June 4th, 2020 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour. 

Protest and Politics
The stories from across America have been disturbing, with clashes between protestors and police.  Sadly, it’s not the first time protestors have raged against governments from democratic to autocratic–and in each case, the state raged back. This classroom resource provides background information about the Civil Rights movement in the U.S., the Vietnam War, societal shifts, the media, and events around the globe.

Civil Rights: Then and Now
This collection of videos, documents, and primary sources lends context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights Movement’s first three decades (1954-1985). These resources also capture the issues and activists involved in the struggle today—those making headlines, stirring debate, and trending on social media.

The education staff at WXXI, a public media services company in Rochester, New York pulled together an extensive list of activities from PBS LearningMedia to support educators and families while discussing race. The list explores race, anti-racism, protests, civil rights, Black history, bias, and more.

 

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