The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers will explore past and present day instances of white citizens seeking to blocking access to public and private spaces, and seeks to uncover the motivations behind these events.

The Gatekeepers seeks to address the question “Who owns public spaces?” Inspired by recent viral news stories where Black and people of color have been confronted in public spaces, the show will trace the policing of public spaces throughout history.

The Gatekeepers will explore past and present day instances of private citizens seeking to control access, and seeks to uncover the motivations behind these events. The show includes interviews with scholars, citizens and experts together with archival audio immersing our listeners in an educational and truly illuminating audio experience.

The Gatekeepers

There are plenty viral news stories where people of color have been confronted in public spaces, but there’s a long history of the policing of public spaces.