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Reports From Charlotte And Tulsa; Sharing Black History; Joyce J. Scott Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

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Tom Bullock WFAE
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A Tale of Two Cities: In Charlotte, North Carolina, a third night of protests ended peacefully after violence erupted earlier this week following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott by a city police officer.  Police are under growing pressure to release video of the incident.  Police in Tulsa Oklahoma have released videos in the shooting death of Terrence Crutcher; an officer there now faces manslaughter charges.  Reporters on the ground in Charlotte and Tulsa join Tom for an update.

 
Immediately following this broadcast Rakeyia Scott, wife of Keith Lamont Scott, released cell phone video she took of the moments immediately before and after her husband was shot by the police.
 
And, ahead of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington this weekend, Dr. Joann Martin founder of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and self-described “Servant of the City” David Fakunle about how to accurately tell the story of the long and varied African-American experience. 
 
Plus, a conversation with MacArthur Genius Grant winner Joyce J. Scott.

 
 

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