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Basic Black - Charleston, SC: Remember Their Names...

June 26, 2015

This week on Basic Black, we turn to the horrific murders in Charleston, SC and examine the impact on social justice movements and conversations around race in the wake of the Charleston massacre. The conversation continues as the city mourns those who lost their lives to senseless violence and virulent racism: Depayne Middleton Doctor, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Dr. Daniel Simmons, Sr., Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson.

After the broadcast, we dissect the meaning of the Rachel Dolezal episode…

- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, 89.7 WGBH
- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University
- Carole Bell, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Northeastern University
- Keith Maddox, Associate Professor of Psychology, Tufts University
- Rev. Emmett G. Price, III Associate Professor of Music, Northeastern University


Photo: Terri Barr, of Columbia, S.C., stands silently against a fence while visiting a sidewalk memorial in memory of the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church Monday, June 22, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)