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Amid calls for Northam’s resignation, a look at blackface’s long racist history in America

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Use this NewsHour lesson to learn about the racist history of blackface and discuss whether or not Gov. Ralph Northam should resign. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Social justice through the lens of the Black Panthers

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Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses the role social justice plays in documentary filmmaking. Continue reading

How do different racial groups view the police?

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Only one-third of African Americans think the police are doing an excellent job, compared to roughly three quarters of white people, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. But Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka has worked to change those numbers. Continue reading

What accounts for the rise in hate groups in the U.S.?

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Since 2000, the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist movements in the United States have been on the rise, totaling 784 active hate groups in 2014. Continue reading

Montgomery police honor civil rights history in officer training

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In Montgomery, Alabama, County Police Chief Kevin Murphy recognized that many of his younger police officers were not aware of the turbulent civil rights history of their city. Continue reading

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