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WBEZ: The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

"Legendary civil rights leader and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. Reset takes a closer look at Lewis’ life and legacy, and how it resonates with today’s protest moment. GUEST: Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies at Macalester College; author of John Lewis: Civil Rights Leader and Congressman." >> Listen to the interview now

Times Radio (UK): Harris Reflects on the Legacy of John Lewis

In this interview with Ayesha Hazarika for Times Radio UK, Harris discusses the importance of John Lewis' legacy, including the importance of his role in the March on Washington, and how his leadership influenced the next generation of activists. >> Listen to the interview now (piece starts at 01:05:32)

Mac Together: Race and Policing

With current protests and calls to defund or abolish the police, it is critical to understand the deeper structural issues that cause racism to perpetuate in policing. Professor Duchess Harris, American Studies, talks about the historical institutions and laws that underpin today’s system and what police departments and the communities they serve are doing to improve communication and relationships. >> Watch the video now

WBEZ Interview: Why Lynching Is Still Not A Federal Crime

"The killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia gave momentum to anti-lynching legislation that is currently stalled in the U.S. Congress. Reset takes a comparative look at the past and present of America’s anti-lynching movement. GUEST: Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies at Macalester College, author of Racially Writing The Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations Of American Identity." >> Listen now

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