Black American Since MLK: And Still I Rise

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Last night, DPTV hosted a multi-faceted discussion around "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The panel of diverse voices explored what’s happened in Detroit since Martin Luther King, Jr. and where the city stands today in its rebirth.


Panelists included Dr. Agustin Arbulu (Michigan Department of Civil Rights); Peter Hammer (Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights & Wayne State University); Dr. Melvin T. Peters (Eastern Michigan University); the Honorable Adam Shakoor; Shirley Stancato (New Detroit, Inc.); Marlowe Stoudamire (Detroit Historical Society); Kim Trent (WSU Board of Governors); Tarence Wheeler (River Rouge School District


Watch the discussion here:


About "And Still I Rise"

The film, airing Nov. 15th & 22nd on Detroit Public Television, looks at the last five decades of African American history through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis, and rare archival footage, the series illuminates our recent past while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community--and our nation as a whole. 



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