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Local Civil Rights Activist Reflects on Chauvin Verdict And Meaningful Change

Stephen J. Bailey
The "plywood art" from downtown Fort Wayne's protests over George Floyd's killing last summer continues to spread a message of hope for social justice.

As the world continues to absorb the impact of the Derrick Chauvin trial and verdict, initial reactions are being shared and dialogues gain momentum even as new questions about turning points, change making and next steps to be taken arise.

Credit Andy Laverghetta
McKinley looks toward today's youth to continue the march for equality and reform.

For a local reflection on this landmark decision and thoughts on accountability of law enforcement, WBOI's Julia Meek contacted civil rights activist, educator and host of WBOI's Gospel Flight, Dee McKinley, by Zoom to discuss and measure the possibility of "justice for all."

Dee McKinley's Gospel Flight airs Sunday Mornings, 4:00 to 8:00 at 89.1 or listen online at WBOI.org.

Special thanks to Ben Clemmer for editing assistance. The on-air version of this conversation can be heard below:

Local Civil Rights Activist Reflects on Chauvin Verdict And Meaningful Change

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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