Protests erupted across America and around the world during the summer of 2020 in response to the brutal police killing of George Floyd and the many .. Read more notorious killings of Black people that preceded it. In Brooklyn, massive protests continued throughout the summer, led by local activists who identified as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. The decentralized nature of the protests, with different figures leading crowds day after day around Brooklyn and throughout the city, gave the uprising stamina and longevity. In our final program, current Black-led movements for racial justice will be examined in the context of the long history of protest in Brooklyn. Jami Floyd, Senior Editor for Race & Justice Unit at New York Public Radio and the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom, moderates this conversation.
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