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May 24-25 Programs Explore Life in America After George Floyd’s Death

May 16, 2021 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020 set off a year of racial reckoning in America. To mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death – and the resulting protests and conversations around racial justice and police reform – PBS Wisconsin invites you to watch the following programs airing in late May.

Say His Name: Five Days for George Floyd

8 p.m. Monday, May 24 
9 p.m. Sunday, May 30 (The Wisconsin Channel, PBS Wisconsin-2)

The incomprehensible police killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, sparked a global uprising. Discover the unrest in the days between the police killing of George Floyd and the charges filed against police officer Derek Chauvin.

Why Race Matters

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8:30 p.m. Monday, May 24 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 31
9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30 (The Wisconsin Channel, PBS Wisconsin-2)

Why Race Matters elevates issues of importance affecting Wisconsin’s Black communities. Producer and host Angela Fitzgerald connects in conversation with everyday people whose work and commitments center on race, identity and achieving racial equity in the state. We share the layered, lived experiences of Black people in Wisconsin, exploring topics simultaneously historic and urgent — offering hope, guidance and resources to thrive.

Race Matters: America After George Floyd

9 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 26
10 p.m. Sunday, May 30 (The Wisconsin Channel, PBS Wisconsin-2)

Take a look at what has and has not changed since the outrage and protests of last summer, focusing on Minneapolis as well as several other communities around the country that have also seen protests, police killings and hate crimes.

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