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Nineteen years before the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the city of Cincinnati was shaken by a rebellion in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood over the police killing of Timothy Thomas, an unarmed Black man. In a special “George Floyd Memorial Lecture” hosted by the University of Houston, historian Robin D.G. Kelley examines the 2001 Cincinnati Rebellion and its links to the present-day Black liberation struggle. This video is a special livestream of Dr. Kelley’s lecture airing on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Robin D. G. Kelley is the Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA. He is the author of many books, including Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination.