Exploring Social Movements in the Fight Against Racism

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Exploring Social Movements in the Fight Against Racism
Nov 30, 2020
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In this episode of Michigan Minds, Matthew Countryman, PhD, associate professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, History, and American Culture and chair of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at University of Michigan, explores the 2020 demonstrations against systemic racism and police violence and how they compare to social movements throughout history. Countryman’s research focuses on African American political and social movements, primarily in the second half of the 20th century. He is examining the current protests from a historical perspective, which he says helps us understand what’s happening now and how it might shape society. “This is unprecedented in scale and scope,” he says of the recent demonstrations across the US. “We have not seen this level of mass participation cutting across all kinds of racial differences, encompassing a whole nation.”

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