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The Experiences Of Black Men Living In Johnson County, Kansas

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"I Am George Floyd" Docuseries
Advocacy and Awareness Group Johnson County
A video still of Merriam, Kansas, resident Dante Lee's interview in the "I Am George Floyd" docuseries.

The new docuseries "I Am George Floyd" features interviews of Black men in Johnson County who see parts of themselves in the Minneapolis man whose death sparked nationwide protests.

While 2019 population estimates put Johnson County at 86% white and under 5% Black, participants in the series stress the importance of looking beyond the statistics and understanding their lived experiences.

  • Ron Lackey, worship pastor at Legacy Christian Church
  • Dante Lee, assistant boy's basketball coach at Van Horn High School

The"I Am George Floyd" interactive panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. For more information visit the event page on Facebook.

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