Stephen Henderson was 20 years old when he watched the video of a gang of LA police officers beating Rodney King like a wild animal by the side of a road in that city and today he's 50. America just got through watching this extraordinary trial in Minneapolis of Derek...
Legal observers watching for civil rights violations and police brutality at last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests in Detroit say they were attacked by police.
Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony talks with Stephen about the controversial new Georgia law that makes sweeping changes to the voting process.
One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with ADL Michigan Regional Director, Carolyn Normandin, about how the messaging of white supremacist propaganda has shifted and how to spot it.
Stephen talks with the CEO and the Chief Clinical Officer of The Children’s Center about the mental health issues and trauma being experienced by kids.
“Asbury Park” looks at mental illness, police brutality and other complex issues faced by young people in the inner city.
For the first time in its 113-year history, The Scarab Club in Detroit is hosting a Black History Month exhibition featuring all Black artists from Detroit
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.