Brenda Stevenson

professor of history and African American studies at UCLA; author of “The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots”

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Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles and a fellow at Stanford Universitiy's Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences; author of The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender and the Origins of the LA Riots

Brenda Stevenson on KCRW

In spring 1992, South Central Los Angeles was on fire for nearly a week. The uprisings were sparked by the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King.

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In spring 1992, South Central Los Angeles was on fire for nearly a week. The uprisings were sparked by the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King.

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UCLA race historian Brenda Stevenson and Alicia Garza from Black Lives Matter and Black Futures discuss how Americans should think about protests against police violence across the…

Race relations and policing: How to handle the relationship with police?

UCLA race historian Brenda Stevenson and Alicia Garza from Black Lives Matter and Black Futures discuss how Americans should think about protests against police violence across the…

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Bayard Rustin, a member of the LGBTQ community, was posthumously pardoned by Governor Newsom two weeks ago. In 1953, he was arrested in Pasadena for having sex in a parked car.

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