One Detroit Associate Producer, Will Glover, takes a look at why Detroit’s highways are a relic of structural racism, what that means, and what we can do to reckon with the past
Two renowned Detroit institutions, the Charles H. Wright Museum and Ford Motor Company, are helping change the narrative around Black men. Through the museum’s traveling exhibit “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” and Ford’s Men of Courage initiative, the Detroit Barbershop Challenge was born, and it’s helping foster positive conversations about Black Men in the community.
In this country’s origin story, Black Americans were largely restricted from owning guns. Yet, in Detroit today, citizens are increasingly turning to gun ownership for a sense of protection and — sometimes — because of a constitutional right to carry. Residents have become self-reliant and are looking to arm others with gun safety lessons and information about the responsibility of ownership.
8/19/21: One Detroit – Legacy of the ‘Wailing Wall’ / Future of EVs / Detroit Opportunity Gap / Concert of Colors 2021
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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.
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.