Visit The Kansas African American Museum June 3 – September 9
THE FIRE NEXT TIME: THE LEGACY OF THE KERNER REPORT
The Kerner Commission was established by President Lyndon Johnson to investigate the causes of violent racial unrest during the summer of 1967. The resulting report remains one of the most insightful government examinations of the state of race relations in America.
Officially titled The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, the commission was tasked with answering three questions about the riots:
• What happened? • Why did it happen?
• What can be done to prevent it from
With recent riots in the news, from
Ferguson, Mo. to Baltimore, join us for a
look back to examine what, if anything,
has changed since the Kerner Report