Before the Declaration of Independence
1776 – 1876
Journey to Freedom & Justice Emancipation – April 16, 1862
After black uprisings took to the street of American and swept the nation from coast-to-coast in the mid-1960s, Johnson created the Kerner Commission to examine their causes, and the report it issued in 1968 recommended a national effort to dismantle segregation and structural racism across American institutions. After much debate and endless rhetoric the report was put on a shelf and ignored. Does the 2020 Black Lives Matter protest have a different future? It is different this time!