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American Crisis Playlist #2

America: what is this?

Photo by Joe Reed on Unsplash

There’s an episode of PBS’s Eyes on the Prize series called “Mississippi: Is This America?” This is the episode in which we see the grisly aftermath of the murder of Emmett Till, a fourteen year-old boy brutally beaten and killed by two adult white males because the boy allegedly “got fresh” with the wife of one of these men. The two men were found “not guilty” by a true jury…

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