WELCOME TO THE BATTLE WITH MOSES PEOPLE
What happens when BlackLivesMatter meets BlueLivesMatter
Terry Watson brings to life the story of Moses P. Cobb and Samuel J. Battle who are known for their perseverance and determination to pave the way for African Americans in law enforcement.
Although other African American men were hired in NYC as Patrolman, these two were known for breaking down the racial barrier and persevering through times of hate and inequality. This historical descriptive narration allows for a deeper exploration of the two movements of today, #BlackLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter!
ABOUT THE BATTLE WITH MOSES PEOPLE
Essentially we are taking a look back, to move forward...
My great-grandfather and great-uncle were the first two black Police Officers to have a full career in NYC. My ancestor's stories and experiences are what inspire me in telling the story of Moses P. Cobb and Samuel J. Battle. I am achieving this via a public speaking series called the Battle with Moses People. In addition to telling their stories, I have spent time interviewing law enforcement today. Begging the question, What battles do we still face today?
Goals for the program:
Acquire a new understanding of the #BlackLivesMatter and the #BlueLIvesMatter movement from a historical perspective
Acquire an understanding of the barriers and challenges that prohibit both movements from engaging.
Provide insight on how we can continue the dialogue on law enforcement and communities of color.
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