With infection rates rising in other places, how big will the second COVID-19 wave hit here? Dr. Oveta Fuller of the University of Michigan Medical School has some thoughts on that and how well those filtration units work in the many offices that have reopened.
Stephen Henderson talks with Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti about the changes being put in place to keep students, teachers and staff safe. Master storyteller Satori Shakoor talks about the life-changing stories and messages coming out of the pandemic and George Floyd protests.
Beginning with the fifth grade, 59-year-old Rodney Harris recounts his personal history dealing with a lifetime of racism. “A Continuing Series of Small Indignities” airs Wednesday, June 24 at 11:30pm on Detroit Public Television.
Stephen Henderson talks with Karen Dumas (Communications Strategist) Brandon Brice (“Straight Talk” host, 910 AM Superstation), Kerry Leon Jackson (The Urban Conservative) and Greg Bowens (PR & Political Strategist) for an in-depth discussion of the local, national and global protests against police brutality and systemic racism.
6/21/20: American Black Journal – Roundtable On George Floyd Protests, Police Brutality & Systemic Racism
We’ve assembled a special roundtable of guests for a candid conversation about the protests that have erupted around the world after the death of George Floyd.
One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Alex Vitale, author of the book, “The End of Policing.”
Will Glover talks with The Root’s Michael Harriot about racism vs white supremacy and why we should be using one more than the other.
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.