POV: Whose Streets?

POV: Whose Streets?

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Picture: Young girls protesting

Credit: Lucas Alvarado Farrar

When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of the St. Louis area and beyond.

POV: Whose Streets? airing Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD, told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, is an unflinching look at the Ferguson, Missouri uprising.

Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, a new generation mounts a powerful battle cry not just for their civil rights, but for the right to live.