Transition 119 - Featured Article

Generations of Struggle              

Activists and scholars Percy Green II, Robin D. G. Kelley, Tef Poe, George Lipsitz, and Jamala Rogers, with Elizabeth Hinton, discuss more than five decades of black action in St. Louis, MO from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter.

"If you’re going to come into one of these communities where there’s black folks, and you’re going to pull your gun out and shoot, you will be met with resistance. We’re going to curse at you. We’re going to throw some stuff at you. We might even tip over a police car or two, depending on how we feel that day. But you will not just come into our communities and gun people down and be met with nothing." - Tef Poe

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