August 28 in Black History

August 28 with Blair Imani and Lee Hawkins

Zoom – 2pm (EST)

Join award-winning Wall Street Journal writer Lee Hawkins and acclaimed historian and activist Blair Imani for a free online discussion about civil rights in America – focused on August 28, a date that resonates throughout black history.

On this date:

  • 1833: Slavery was abolished in the UK
  • 1955: Emmet Till was brutally murdered by two white men
  • 1963: Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic I Have A Dream Speech
  • 1975: Tuskegee Syphilis Study Lawsuit concluded a $9m settlement
  • 2005: Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans
  • 2008: Barack Obama accepted the democratic nomination for president
  • 2016: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem

Both will explore the impact of these events as well as the explosion of protest and activism that's swept across America and the world in recent months.

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Please note that the time listed at the event link is BST. This event will be held at 2pm EST.

Date and Time

Fri, August 28, 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm