By Robert Nott, Santa Fe New Mexican
Aug. 8, 2020
More than a half-century ago, a panel known as the Kerner Commission warned President Lyndon B. Johnson of a nation moving toward “two societies — one black, one white — separate and unequal.”
Racism was leading to poverty, disillusion and despair among Black communities.
The group’s report rocked the nation’s moral conscience, said Fred Harris, 89, a former U.S. senator from Oklahoma who is the last surviving member of what was formally called the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders.
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View a recording of the talk with Fred Harris here