(Recorded at Carnegie Hall on June 19, 2019) Juneteenth marks the day in 1895 when slaves in Texas learned they were free. Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years earlier, but many states ignored it, and it wasn’t until two months after the Civil War ended that Union troops arrived to enforce emancipation. The 19th of June became Juneteenth as every year growing numbers of African Americans recall with jubilation their ...
- April 20, 2021
- April 1, 2021
Slavery is our nation’s original sin; the treatment of people of color a blot on the history of a country “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Here, a variety of Moyers conversations with Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Maya Angelou, David Simon, and others offer a useful primer on the history of racism in the United States and its continuing impact.
- February 16, 2021The average Black person here doesn’t live that long.
- February 16, 2021
Not those of poor Americans, that's for sure.
- February 5, 2021Race has been at the core of the American past and its present.
- January 18, 2021
A mob sporting BLM flags invaded the Capitol yesterday, breaking windows and doors to gain access to the House and the Senate chambers, the Rotunda and congressional offices. It appears that they had been summoned to Washington from around the nation by Black revolutionaries. President Trump, calling the mob’s activities “sedition,” vowed to quickly put down this violation of the greatness that is America. Sedition is defined as “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against ...
- October 15, 2020
The implications of some of Barrett’s rulings are truly grave, and whether or not they slow down or derail her confirmation, they should get a full airing in the committee.