Nelson: When the ‘silent majority’ was black

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 01, 2019 9:11 AM CT
Michael Nelson
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Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

In 2019, Black Lives Matter means efforts to “end broken windows policing” and “limit use of force” by officers, among other items on the movement’s “Campaign Zero” agenda. In 1973, Black Lives Matter meant something different.


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