As the nation commemorates the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, attention turns to the significant role that the Detroit Walk to Freedom played in shaping that civil rights march. One Detroit Senior Producer Bill Kubota explains the tie between these two historic events and how they changed civil rights in America.
Will Detroit’s I-375 Reconnecting Communities Project restore a once thriving Black corridor in the city?
Detroit’s I-375 is the shortest highway in the country. When it was constructed, it led to the destruction of two thriving Black communities. One Detroit and BridgeDetroit team up to break down the I-375 Reconnecting Communities Project in Detroit and whether the plans will benefit the community.
Examining Michigan’s AAPI Community: A roundtable on the issues, activism and legislative developments
Michigan’s AAPI community finds itself at the forefront of advocating for change, with potential new state legislation, efforts to include AAPI history in public schools, and an outpouring of advocacy and activism shaping the present-day Asian American narrative. One Detroit Senior Producer Bill Kubota leads a roundtable discuss the issues.
A nonprofit that supports Black-led businesses is gearing up for its annual weeklong bike ride to Mackinac Island. Black Leaders Detroit’s annual “Ride for Equity” will raise money for Black entrepreneurs in Detroit and spread awareness about the importance of equitable funding practices.
In a roundtable discussion, Detroit environmental advocacy groups discuss how climate change impacts every aspect of life for Detroit residents and the importance of residents speaking out on environmental issues to bring change.
The systemic injustices of mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex are put on display through a powerful one-woman play, “The Peculiar Patriot.” One Detroit’s Chris Jordan talks with playwright Liza Jesse Peterson.
One Detroit contributor Bryce Huffman talks with dean of Columbia Journalism School and staff writer for The New Yorker Jelani Cobb about the state of democracy, transparency in journalism, and diversity in the newsroom.
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
More to watch about issues of race:
- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise on American Masters
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on Independent Lens
- Winnie on Independent Lens
- I Am Not Your Negro on Independent Lens
- Tell Them We Are Rising on Independent Lens
- Rat Film on Independent Lens
- Policing the Police on FRONTLINE
- John Lewis: Get in the Way
- Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
- The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Exploring Anti-Racism with Children
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.