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Journalist Mary C. Curtis on Police Brutality

Jul 13, 2017

The United States has historically struggled with issues of police brutality—in this 1965 photo, police attack civil rights activists marching from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama.

Journalist Mary C. Curtis is an award-winning multimedia journalist in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has worked at The New York Times, the Charlotte Observer, as a national correspondent for Politics Daily, and as a contributor to the Washington Post.

One of her areas of expertise is the topic of police brutality, especially as it pertains to the lives of Black women and men across the nation. She joined KSFR's Mya Green by phone to discuss the history of police violence in America and the current state of affairs.