In the aftermath of the 1967 urban ‘riots’, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. of Illinois. The 11-member commission examined the conditions of the cities that led to the turmoil and made recommendations addressing the underlying causes. The Commission’s report, released on February 29, 1968, marks a pivotal moment in the changing dynamics of U.S. cities and of critical analysis of the role of race as a division in America.
Part of a full week of activities on the 50th anniversary of the release of the Kerner Report from February 26 through March 2, see the full list here.
Free event, no RSVP necessary. Light refreshments provided. This event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
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