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August 26, 2020

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June 19, 2020

 "...DUCHESS HARRIS: White people need to learn that as much as you want to say that you do not see color, you must see color in terms of what your behavior is around all public policy issues. The late, great novelist James Baldwin said: I'm not sure if you're a racist...

June 18, 2020

...“The important thing for people to note is what it means when a black mayor has leadership in what is essentially a white city,” Harris said. “That’s what St. Paul has to come to terms with. Can they listen to this black man?”

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June 15, 2020

In this webinar available on demand, Duchess Harris explores the Calvin Snapp Story with Literacy for Texas.

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June 7, 2020

As protests reach their 10th day across the country we're asking where do today’s protests sit in the history of demonstrations in this country calling for racial equality, civil rights and social justice? And what's next? We seek to understand the present, where we've...

June 7, 2020

...The parallel I make is to Red Summer. You get the Spanish flu in 1918​, then​ in the summer of 1919 you get en masse race rebellions in the ​N​orth​, ​and it’s for several reasons. There is economic competition—black men have fought in World War I and have migrated...

June 7, 2020

...The Combahee River Collective’s manifesto speaks from a deep understanding of elite capture, and represents a principled response to it. Their stance was informed by their experiences in movement politics. Historian Duchess Harris recounts that, in 1961, President J...

June 7, 2020

“The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is considered ‘summer’ for most people. For Black people, this is when the Amy Coopers of the world show up in the park and Black men like George Floyd can't breathe. The disregard for Black Lives was terrible before Covid-1...

June 4, 2020

The University of Arizona Press is committed to publishing the voices and scholarship of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx authors. In a world filled with injustices, racism, and inequalities, we encourage people to read books that will educate them on the experiences and...

June 2, 2020

Global protests broke out over the weekend in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Duchess Harris explores the “why” behind protests in various cities. 

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June 1, 2020

Watch Duchess Harris as she joins the St. Louis Rising Radio Town Hall along with Mayor Quinton Lucas, Dr. Fred Echols, Dr. Rickie Keys, and others to discuss the George Floyd protests on 104.1.

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