UT East Mall (near the Jackson School of Geosciences)
Below is excerpt from the article, “Protests in the wake of MLK’s assassination and George Floyd’s death show what hasn’t — and has — changed since 1968” Published June 6, 2020. Written by Dr. Peneil Joseph, an acclaimed UT professor at the LBJ school of Public affairs.
“The racial justice demonstrations inspired by Floyd’s death offer this nation a generational opportunity to correct past mistakes while creating a future that is not only anti-racist, but dedicated to the promotion of racial justice. We can build MLK’s “beloved community” in our lifetime, but only by acknowledging the depth and breadth of our contemporary racial conflicts, the legacies of our troubled history and the blood of famous and more obscure martyrs who have galvanized Americans to make black citizenship and dignity the beating heart of this nation.”
Please read the full article here.