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Dr. Cornel West / Kerner Plus 40 Symposium

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Kerner Plus 40 Symposium at North Carolina A&T State University, kicked off by television host Tavis Smiley and scholar Dr. Cornel West. . This event marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1968 Kerner Commision report.

The Kerner Commission was the popular name given to the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, chaired by Illinois governor Otto Kerner, Jr. It was also known as riot commission. The 11-member commission was created in July, 1967 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States.


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