Sen. Fred R. Harris (D-Okla.), holds a copy of the report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders as he and two other members of the commission discuss the study on the television-radio program "Issues and Answers," in Washington, March 3, 1968. With him are the commission's chairman, Gov. Otto Kerner of Illinois, right, and Roy Wilkins, center, executive director of the NAACP.
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A 1968 Report Could’ve Brought Us Closer to Racial Justice, But We Ignored It

Between 1964-1967 uprisings broke out in cities across the country, and the 1968 Kerner Commission Report was created to examine why. Columbia University journalism professor Jelani Cobb has written a new introduction for the report, and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why the document is a landmark of American history and remains salient today.