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The Year in Race and Social Justice

This week Town Square reflects on the events that defined 2020 in a three-part special series. These memorable roundtable discussions feature some of our favorite guests in the past year to discuss the leading events that have shaped our lives.

  • Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Photo Credit: Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Photo Credit: Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)
  • In this Oct. 10, 2007, file photo, with the Capitol Dome in the background, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Lawrence Jackson/AP Photo)
    In this Oct. 10, 2007, file photo, with the Capitol Dome in the background, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (Photo Credit: Photo by Lawrence Jackson/AP Photo)
  • In this May 31, 2020 file photo, visitors make silent visits to organic memorial featuring a mural of George Floyd, near the spot where he died while in police custody, in Minneapolis, Minn. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2020, the Minneapolis City Council will decide whether to shrink the city's police department while violent crime is already soaring and redirect funding toward alternatives for reducing violence.  (Photo Credit: Bebeto Matthews / AP Photo)
    In this May 31, 2020 file photo, visitors make silent visits to organic memorial featuring a mural of George Floyd, near the spot where he died while in police custody, in Minneapolis, Minn. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2020, the Minneapolis City Council will decide whether to shrink the city's police department while violent crime is already soaring and redirect funding toward alternatives for reducing violence. (Photo Credit: Bebeto Matthews / AP Photo)
  • In this June 4, 2020 file photo, a protester is arrested on New York's Fifth Avenue by NYPD officers during a march, following the death of George Floyd. The New York Police Department was caught off guard by the size and scope of the spring protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and resorted to disorder control tactics that stoked tensions and stifled free speech rights, the city's inspector general said in a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.  (Photo Credit: Photo by John Minchillo/AP Photo)
    In this June 4, 2020 file photo, a protester is arrested on New York's Fifth Avenue by NYPD officers during a march, following the death of George Floyd. The New York Police Department was caught off guard by the size and scope of the spring protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and resorted to disorder control tactics that stoked tensions and stifled free speech rights, the city's inspector general said in a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (Photo Credit: Photo by John Minchillo/AP Photo)
  • In this June 2, 2020, file photo people rally to protest the death of George Floyd in Houston. The three month stretch between the symbolic kickoff and close of America’s summer has both galvanized broad public support for the racial justice movement and exposed the obstacles to turning that support into concrete political and policy changes. (Photo Credit: Photo by David J. Phillip/AP Photo)
    In this June 2, 2020, file photo people rally to protest the death of George Floyd in Houston. The three month stretch between the symbolic kickoff and close of America’s summer has both galvanized broad public support for the racial justice movement and exposed the obstacles to turning that support into concrete political and policy changes. (Photo Credit: Photo by David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

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Today, The Year in Race and Social Justice looks back at the impact of Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, John Lewis, Kamala Harris and more.

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