Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative, created by Ampers, KMOJ, and the Minnesota Humanities Center, covering the trials of the former Minneapolis police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd, the community’s response, and the changes needed to create a more just society. Hear our programs on Minnesota public and educational radio stations across Minnesota.
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- Juneteenth Now a Federal HolidayThe new federal holiday recognizes the end of slavery in 1865. But activists worry the new holiday is an empty gesture if it isn’t accompanied by meaningful racial progress. Feven Gerezgiher reports.
- Despite Setbacks, Line 3 Protests ContinueAs construction on the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline continues, so too does resistance against its completion. The Fire Light Camp set up base near La Salle Lake for eight days before being escorted out by the Clearwater County Sheriff, at the request of Enbri
- In Wake of Winston Smith’s Death, Yet Another FatalityDeona Marie Knajdek was at an Uptown intersection mourning the death of Winston Smith with other protesters when a man rammed his car at high speed into Knadjek’s vehicle, which was parked to shield the crowd from traffic. Knadjek was killed and three oth
- Remembering the Duluth LynchingOn June 15, 1920 a white mob killed three young Black men accused of the alleged rape of a white woman. At a Minnesota Humanities Center event on Monday, speakers reflected on the legacy of lynching and racial violence in Minnesota. Feven Gerezgiher repor