Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Episode Info

Conclusion. The final hour brings the story up to the present day: Hurricane Katrina and the response to it, including how slow the federal government was to respond to a crisis with mostly African-American victims and how white police and citizens in New Orleans suburbs used guns to physically block African-American refugees from Katrina from entering their cities. It also covers the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American U.S. President and the rise of the "Black Lives Matter" movement in response to police shootings of unarmed African-Americans like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Among the interviewees is Robert Day, former drug dealer and currently co-head of the Fortune Society, a group aimed at helping young Black prisoners re-enter society and find legitimate work, who talks about the continued criminalization of young Black men, who make up 50 percent of U.S. prison inmates even though they're only 6 percent of the U.S. population.


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