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Writer Peniel Joseph to discuss post- racial America during talk at URI, April 7

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida three years ago sparked a nationwide debate about racial injustice in America, especially after the killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted.

Then came more killings – Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice – and the nation exploded. There were riots in Missouri, demonstrations in New York, candlelight vigils in Cleveland -- and even a peaceful gathering at URI.

Writer, activist and former URI history professor Peniel E. Joseph will discuss these horrific deaths and race relations in America during a talk next month at the University of Rhode Island for the annual humanities...

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