Blackbelt Voices
Blackbelt Voices
Jun 4, 2020
Rioting in American History
Play • 48 min

As the U.S. begins to slowly reopen the economy and gain some sense of normalcy during a pandemic, we find ourselves in familiar territory – a police officer has killed a Black man, leading to protests in the streets. We are hurting, and we are tired.


On this special bonus episode of Blackbelt Voices, we take a look back at America’s long history of racial violence. Professor Brian Mitchell from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock returns to weigh in with a historical perspective on what we’re seeing now and how it compares to history. And what he thinks needs to happen next as a step forward.


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CREDITS AND SPECIAL THANKS


Edited and produced by: Katrina Dupins and Prentice Dupins Jr.


Music: Prentice Dupins Jr.

The Blackbelt Voices podcast is a production of Blackbelt Media LLC.



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