“The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” a Faulkner character famously said. No issue in American life reveals the profound truth of that quote more than race. Fortunately for us, some people continue to write about our history with race, and challenge us to both revisit it and re-envision our community in the process.

News producer Peter Bermudes had an in-depth conversation with one such person, Arlington resident and author Robert McKersie, about his latest book, “A Decisive Decade: An Insider’s View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.”

Robert McKersie – Interview highlights