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Basic Black: Making history and living history

May 22, 2015

Looking forward, looking back -- Twitter abuzz as President Barack Obama signs on and the Guinness Book of World Records confirms he is now THE most followed person to join.  And we know the stories about Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, but what about Rekia Boyd, Shelly Frey, and Darnisha Harris?  Later in the show, connecting the dots from this week's events in history, to today's headlines…

Panelists:

- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, 89.7 WGBH

- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News

- Kim McLarin, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College

- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University

 

Photo: President Obama sends his first tweet (Source: whitehouse.gov).