Reverend Osagyefo Sekou has been front and center in the ongoing protests in Ferguson since the shooting of Michael Brown and thinks the incident was the tipping point in the tense relationship between police and minorities. Sekou gives the annual Hibbert R. Roberts Lecture at Illinois State University Thursday night.
His talk is titled “A New Civil Rights Movement? Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, and the Future of Nonviolence.” Sekou is a prominent activist, author, and theologian who was a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Martin Luther King Education and Research Institute when Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson in August of 2014. GLT's Jon Norton talked with Sekou last week via Skype from his home in St. Louis.