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The Black Lives Matter Protests Of Today, And The History Of Civil Rights Protest In America

Christina Phillips/NHPR

As protests against racism and police brutality continue across the country and New Hampshire, we compare what we’re seeing now to earlier movements – more than a century of demonstrations for civil rights and against systemic racism. 

Air date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 


  • Matthew Delmont - Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth College, where he focuses on African American history and U.S. history. 
  • Jason Sokol - Associate Professor of History at UNH with a specialization in the Civil Rights Movement. 
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