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Michael Brown Sr., Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Shaun King to Discuss Black Lives Matter Movement Tonight at Princeton University

Michael Brown, Sr., Shaun King and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will discuss race, police brutality, violence and activism at Princeton University tonight at 6 p.m. The discussion will be held in room 104 of the Carl A. Fields Center. Doors will be open starting at 5:30 p.m.

The three will discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and the way racism has affected a family.

Michael Brown, Sr. is the father of Michael Brown, the slain Missouri teenager who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson following an altercation at a convenience store in the suburban St. Louis city in August 2014.

Shaun King has written extensively about the Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex, and social justice in the wake of violence in New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, Missouri, Charleston, South Carolina, and other cities. He is the senior justice writer at the New York Daily News.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

There will be an audience question and answer period at the end of the discussion.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

  • Robert Dana

    Interesting take on the real facts as found by the Missouri AG’s office and the Obama Justice Department.

    The article states, “Michael Brown, Sr. is the father of Michael Brown, the slain Missouri teenager who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson following an altercation at a convenience store in the suburban St. Louis city in August 2014.”

    “…following an altercation at a convenience store…” What?

    It may be more informative and accurate to replace the quoted language with –

    ‘following Mr. Brown’s unauthorized reaching into the patrolman’s car in an attempt to grab for his weapon.’

    The BLM movement has raised many issues that should be addressed, but can we at least be more precise in recounting the facts?

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