Justin and Stephen think through the recent developments in American society. They are joined by Pastor John P. Perkins, grandson of civil rights leader Dr. John M. Perkins, who just celebrated his 90th birthday. Together, they discuss Dr. Perkins’ legacy in Pastor John’s life, as well as reflections on George Floyd and the protests that have followed.
Part 2 will be aired in Episode 13.
Resources from this episode:
Danger of a single story TED Talk
MS State Senator’s reference to a hanging
Al Sharpton’s speech at the Minneapolis memorial for George Floyd
Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
The Autobiography of Malcom X as told to Alex Haley
Race the Power of An Illusion companion website
The Trouble with Racial Reconciliation by Dr. Kenneth Young