October 29, 2022
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Central Time
ACS Chicago: Chicago Humanities Festival: Margaret A. Burnham on the Jim Crow
“If a law can’t protect a person from lynching, isn’t lynching the law?” asks Margaret A. Burnham, director of Northeastern University’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, in her new book By Hands Now Known. At the Chicago Humanities Festival, Burnham and Courtney Pierre Joseph (Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Lake Forest College) explain the ways America’s legal system allowed and encouraged racial violence during the Jim Crow era, how those atrocities extend into today, and what we can do to repair a broken system.
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