P&P Live!: Wes Moore - Five Days - in conversation with Michele Norris

Upcoming Event
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 7:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.

When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an "illegal knife" in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated "roughly" as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray was in a coma from which he would never recover.In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like the final straw--it led to a week of protests, then five days described alternately as a riot or an uprising that set the entire city on edge and caught the nation's attention.

Wes Moore is the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, one of the largest antipoverty organizations in the country. His first book, The Other Wes Moore, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller; his second book, The Work, was also a bestseller and was featured on Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday. Moore appears regularly as a commentator on NBC News.

Michele L. Norris is a journalist, currently working as an opinion columnist with The Washington Post. From 2002 until 2011, she was co-host of the National Public Radio evening news program All Things Considered.

 

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Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525512363
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Published: One World - June 23rd, 2020

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