Since the killing of George Floyd in an arrest by Minneapolis Police on May 25th, the summer has unfolded with an outpouring of grief, anger, and calls to action. In its new, limited series, Summer of Racial Reckoning, NPR presents three one-hour episodes, comprising new reporting as well as its best reporting on racial injustice, the protests that have swept the country and where the nation is headed. Summer of Racial Reckoning is hosted by NPR’s Ailsa Chang and Rachel Martin.
Each of these hours tells a different part of the story.
• Episode One explores the lives of the people at the center of the protests whose deaths sparked the movement.
• Episode Two focuses on deeply rooted systemic racism opposed in the protests.
• Episode Three reports on what has come of the protests so far, and the nation’s path forward.
In each hour, Chang and Martin step through the story with other NPR hosts and correspondents bringing the last three months of American history into focus in a new way.