The Black Panther Party was founded 50 years ago this month. This hour, we’ll talk about what the organization was able to accomplish – and about its relevance in the age of Black Lives Matter – with Yohuru Williams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University. He’s co-editor of “The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution” (Nation Books).
In this July 10, 2016, file photo, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson talks to the media after his release from the Baton Rouge jail in Baton Rouge, La. Max Becherer/AP Photo
Protestors march along Florissant Road in downtown Ferguson, Mo. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The group marched along the closed street, rallying in front of the town's police headquarters to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officers on Saturday night. Sid Hastings/AP Photo