The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research hosts a panel discussion titled Black Millennials: They Rock, but Can They Rule? Watch a live stream of the event at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, @CharlayneHG, Journalist / Author
Henry Louis Gates Jr. @HenryLouisGates, Harvard University
- Charles F. Coleman Jr., @CFColemanJR, Civil Rights Attorney / Edge Movement NYC
- Janaye Ingram, @Janaye_Ingram, National Action Network
- Deray McKesson, @Deray, Protestor, Activist, Organizer
- Dion Rabouin, @DionRabouin, International Business Times
- Orlando Watson, @OrlandoWatson, Republican National Committee
PBS NewsHour asked young black writers to contribute the discussion online. All week we have been featuring columns on race in America from their perspective.
Joining the discussion:
- Panelist Janaye Ingram on the evolving struggle for black equality;
activist and Editor-in-Chief of Black Millennials, Arielle Newton, on America’s “anti-black” political system;
and panelist Deray McKesson on Ferguson as a flash point in today’s civil rights movement.