Domestic Terrorism Against Communities of Color
Copresented with the Department of African American Studies at UCLA
This online panel covers the racist terrorism, including by police forces, that permeates the history of the United States, and how Tulsa is one brick in a continuous wall of violence directed at communities of color. These experts will cover not only race massacres such as the 1921 events in Tulsa, but also the history of lynching, the attempted obliteration of indigenous people, and more recent acts of violence such as the Charleston church and Pittsburg synagogue shootings. They will explore how these instances tie into the resurgence of white supremacist activity represented by events like the Unite the Right rally and the January 6 insurrection, as well as the well documented police killings of unarmed Black people across the United States.
UCLA history professor Brenda E. Stevenson joins Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, who specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and 19th-century America; Margaret Huang, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center; and University of Oregon professor Jeffrey Ostler, author of Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas.
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