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The Summer of Racial Reckoning 

  • Fred Vigeant
A group gathers, blocking an intersection in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Monday, June 1, 2020 protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25.

Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo

A group gathers, blocking an intersection in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Monday, June 1, 2020 protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day, May 25.

WITF Presents an NPR News Special in place of Smart Talk Monday August 24 to Wednesday August 26:

The Summer of Racial Reckoning 

Since the killing of George Floyd in an arrest by Minneapolis Police on May 25, the summer has unfolded with an outpouring of grief, anger and calls to action.

NPR has produced this series comprising new reporting as well as our best reporting on racial injustice, the protests that have swept the country, and where the nation is headed.

Summer of Racial Reckoning is hosted by Ailsa Chang and Rachel Martin.

Each of the three hours tells a different part of the story:

  • Episode One explores the lives of the people at the center of the protests whose deaths sparked the movement.
  • Episode Two focuses on deeply rooted systemic racism opposed in the protests.
  • Episode Three reports on what has come of the protests so far, and the nation’s path forward

Chang and Martin step through the story with other NPR hosts and correspondents, bringing the last three months of American history into focus in a new way.

Listen for this special three-part series from NPR News Monday August 24 to Wednesday August 26 at 9:00am and repeated at 7:00pm

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