Racial confrontations and allegations of unequal justice in Jena, Lousiana have galvanized today’s nationally-organized rally. A discussion of the Jena Six and where civil rights activism is headed.


  • William L. Taylor chair, Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights; author "The Passion of My Times: An Advocate's Fifty-Year Journey in the Civil Rights Movement"
  • Andre Banks new media strategist working with KatrinaAction.org, he blogs at WriteWhatILike.com
  • King Downing national coordinator of the ACLU's Campaign Against Racial Profiling
  • Dennis Parker director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Program

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