UpFront – 1 year after the police killing of Michael Brown; Berkeley Barb’s 50th Anniversary

imagesOne year ago, Michael Brown, a young black man was shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, MO.  The police killing ignited the Black Lives Matter movement.  What has happened in the St. Louis suburb since then? Chris King, editorial director at the St. Louis American Newspaper-an 87 year old, African American run weekly-talks about the changes the city has experienced.

The Berkeley Barb, a radical leftist publication born out of the free speech movement in the 1960’s celebrates 50 years.  Although the paper is no longer published, people involved in the weekly plan to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary.  Judy Gumbo Albert discusses the paper’s legacy.

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