Project 60/50

A community conversation on civil rights and human rights

MSU's Project 60/50 is a yearlong community conversation on civil and human rights. The "60" represents 60 years since the Brown v. Board of Education ruling and the "50" represents 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, making major forms of discrimination unlawful.

To commemorate these important landmark events, support MSU's Project 60/50 and celebrate Black History Month, WKAR has several special program offerings in February 2014.

For more about the MSU project, visit

'American Denial' Explored Race in America

Feb 25, 2015
American Denial Panel
Amanda Pinckney / PBS

Despite the below freezing temperatures, WKAR Community Cinema returned in February with a screening and conversation featuring American Denial, a new documentary that sheds a unique light on the unconscious political and moral world of modern Americans.

'A Path Appears' Provides Eye-Opening Dialog

Jan 26, 2015
Audience members
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned in January with an informative screening and conversation featuring A Path Appears.

'Women in Space' Provokes Enlightening Conversation

Oct 17, 2014
Panelists at desk and audience members
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned this season on Oct. 10 with an enlightening conversation spurred from the new documentary, "Makers: Women in Space." 

'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation

May 19, 2014
Panelists at desk
Aaron Snyder / WKAR-MSU

Community members left WKAR Community Cinema on May 8 with interests heighten from the screening and conversation featuring "The Trials of Muhammad Ali."

American Promise on WKAR-TV

Feb 1, 2014
Courtesy of Orrie King

Mon., Feb. 3, 10 pm | A 13-year chronicle of two boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation.

 Fri., Feb. 7, 10 pm | The writer/activist's dramatic life is told with poetry and lyricism.

Two men greeting each other
Courtesy of 90th Parallel Productions Ltd

 Mon., Feb. 17, 9 pm | The story of William Still, one of the most important yet unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad.

We Were Known As on WKAR-TV

Feb 1, 2014

Sun., Feb. 23, 7 pm | A WKAR Original  | African-American life in Lansing from the mid-1930s to the mid-1970s. First aired in 2002.

This year marks the anniversary of two crucial moments in our country’s long history of inequality. Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court handed out its landmark decision in Brown versus the Topeka Board of Education, which effectively ended legal segregation of our nation’s public schools. And 50 years ago this year, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.