Featuring Brenda Plummer on April 19, 2021

Brenda Gayle Plummer, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and foundational scholar in the realm of race and international relations, joins the Council to discuss the deep global roots of today’s U.S. movements for social justice. After George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota protests for racial justice erupted around the world. The words “I can’t breathe” appeared on protest signs in cities from Berlin to Seoul. On this episode, we ask: what made these protests go global so immediately? How has the movement for civil rights always been a global movement?

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