Race, Policing & Social Justice

Race, Policing, and Social Justice from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond: A Biennial Review

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Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Freddie Gray. Sandra Bland. Their stories touched off a national debate about racial profiling and the continued significance of race in American society.

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the James Weldon Johnson Institute hosted a critical biennial review of events in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York, and Charleston. In this special program, scholars discussed the social, political, and policy implications of the Black Lives Matter Movement.


Panelists: Lester Spence of The Johns Hopkins University (second from L); Sekou Franklin of Middle Tennessee State University; Rod K. Brunson of Rutgers University; Andra Gillespie of the James Weldon Johnson Institute; Monique Lyle of University of South Carolina; and Shayla Nunnally of University of Connecticut.