An essay by American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers’ initial refusal to certify election results.
Although the automobile provided mobility and independence during the 20th century, African Americans were further exposed to systemic racism while driving throughout the country.
Stephen talks with Nate Wallace from Knight Foundation’s Detroit office about an op-ed he wrote indicating the need for Black Detroiters to have more access to the arts.
Stephen Henderson has a candid conversation about the 2020 election with civil rights activists Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Horace Sheffield III.
Stephen Henderson talks with the President of the Detroit NAACP, Rev. Wendell Anthony, about the importance of this year’s election to the African American community.
Orlando Bailey spoke with social justice activist Tawana Petty and Bridge Detroit reporter Bryce Huffman about the current state of crimefighting in the city.
A report from One Detroit’s Will Glover on the importance of diversity in the nation’s newsrooms.
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.