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WBEZ: The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

July 23, 2020

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July 23, 2020

"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.

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July 20, 2020

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. 

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July 20, 2020

How can our library collections shine light on making invisible history visible? Watch this online group discussion about the importance of curating books that reflect and offer insight into race relations in American history.

July 20, 2020

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 und...

July 4, 2020

"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.

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