Kathleen Cleaver and Peniel Joseph on Civil Rights and Race Relations in 1968
The program began with an April 4, 1968, clip of former CBS News anchor Walter Kronkite announcing that Dr. King had been shot and killed.
Historians Peniel Joseph and Professor Kathleen Cleaver talked about civil rights and race relations as part of C-SPAN’s series “1968: America in Turmoil.” Professor Cleaver is a former Black Panther Party communications secretary and the former spouse of author and political activist Eldridge Cleaver. Topics included Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People’s Campaign and his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee; the Black Power movement; and the Kerner Commission report.
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Kathleen Cleaver Professor Emory University->Law
Peniel E. Joseph Professor University of Texas at Austin->Public Affairs
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