Discuss the history of radical racial disparities and often brutal conditions in our nation’s prisons, and the investigative work behind the writing to expose these issues.
Moderated by Toussaint Losier, Assistant Professor of Afro-American History at University of Massachusetts, panelist include:
Heather Ann Thompson, author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising and Its Legacy, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer for history, and Professor of History and of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.
Michael Winerip, former investigative reporter for the New York Times, 2017 finalist for reporting on New York State’s prisons.
Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.
Funded and produced by Humanities NY, this is the first of four evenings featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and journalists in an initiative aimed at deepening the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.
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