Danny Glover And The New Civil Rights Movement
In this video, Chris Hayes speaks with Danny Glover about the evolution of the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the modern Black Lives Matter movement.
Glover points out that many of the issues that were being fought in the 60s are still being fought today and that the continual struggle has been to "change the narrative" for persons of color in the United States. He specifically calls for focus on tangible issues - How political decisions will change people's lives.
He also describes that protests have been successful before - from many of the successes of the civil rights movement to the ways in which protests changed how the Vietnam war was reported and therefore, how the American public reacted to it. Today, there are different instruments for protests (e.g. social media). However, that does not change their power.