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Open Discussion: Histories of Racism, Policing, & Protest

Thursday, June 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room: via Zoom

History professors Robert MacDougall and Laurel Shire will host this discussion, in response to many requests from former students in History 2135 (African American History) and His/AmSt 2310 (American Nightmare - to be offered again in Sept 2020).

As white people, this is work we want to support without making unwarranted claims to our own authority or expertise. As U.S. historians, we do have some perspective on the history of these issues. We also want to heed the call of Black activists who tell us they are tired of being the folks who do all the work of explaining racism. But we both feel unworthy of and humbled by our students' requests, so we've offered to host this event without claiming ownership of the issue.

Questions for the Q&A may be emailed in advance to We hope you will join us in the spirit of inquiry and hope, knowing that we will all make mistakes, but it's important to keep talking.

Department of History/American Studies Speaker Series
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