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.
Dave Wagner talks to the Director of Arts and Culture for the city of Detroit, Rochelle Riley about the year-long “Undefeated” initiative.
2/22/21: One Detroit – The Henry Ford on Reopening / Plowshares Theatre / Black Lives Matter in Photos
The Henry Ford’s CEO Patricia Mooradian on reopening the museum; the Plowshares Theatre to put on a virtual performance this week, Black Lives Matter captured by Detroit Free Press photographer, Mandi Wright and more.
Christy talks with Dr. Debra Furr-Holden about vaccine hesitation and the trust gap and American Black Journal examines The Black Church in Detroit ahead of the new film from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Detroit Federation of Teachers President Terrence Martin joins Stephen to talk about the current state of education and virtual learning during the pandemic.
A talk with fine art historian, Ken Quattro, on his book on the untold stories of black comic book artists.
Karen Dumas, Greg Bowens, Brandon Brice and Kerry Leon Jackson offer their perspectives on major headlines of the new year.
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.