Peniel Joseph on Black Power and the Struggle for America’s Soul

Peniel Joseph on Black Power and the Struggle for America’s Soul

Penial JosephDr. Peniel Joseph, the founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, believes the events of the last few weeks—George Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis and the protests that have followed—represent a watershed historical moment. But he also believes it is a confluence of events, not just the eight-minute, 46-second video of Floyd’s death, that put us here. Subscribe Apple — Google Play — Stitcher — Spotify “As tragic as [the video] is, it’s bigger than the video,” says Joseph, whose first two books (Waiting ’Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama) documented the intersection of race and democracy. “In 2013, 2014 and…View Original Post

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