Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm
What have segregation, racial inequality, and police violence cost us? Reckoning with the centuries-long toll of treating African Americans as less than their fellow citizens is a challenging task, requiring us to consider not only what has been extracted from and denied the mistreated but the costs borne by all of us. Though these scholars focus on different periods and places in this country’s history with quite different sources, approaches, and questions, their work illuminates the myriad ways that racism and systemic injustice affect us all.
Vice President for Scholarly Programs, National Humanities Center